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Oblique Plate Twists

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not swing the plate but rather bring it with you while twisting

Oblique Plate Twists

This exercise targets your obliques and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Plate Weight

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Plate Weight

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Sit on the ground with your legs together, fully extended straight in front of you. Hold a plate weight in both hands above your hips, elbows bent. Lean back slightly and raise your legs 6-10 inches off the ground.

  1. 1 Twist your torso to one side, bringing the weight with you. Make sure your legs stay straight and off the ground.
  2. 2 Twist to the other side, bringing the weight with you.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.