Side Turns

Since many oblique exercises involve rotating your torso you can perform side turns to try something different. Side turns involve stabilizing your body on the floor and rotating your legs and hips from side to side. In order to get the side turns to work your obliques you must make sure your lower back is as flat as possible against the floor. This can be accomplished by not letting your legs drop so far down to where you cannot maintain this position flat on the floor. Side turns can be performed at any point of an abdominal workout. Since side turns tend to overwork the hip flexors, it is best followed by an exercise and/or stretch for the antagonist muscles such as these dynamic flexibility leg stretches.

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