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Standing Oblique Twists

Exercise Tips

  • Control the motion- do not swing your arms
  • Contract your abdominals the entire time

Standing Oblique Twists

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

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Medicine Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Medicine Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, holding a medicine ball in both hands directly in front of your stomach. Your elbows should be bent and close to your sides.

  1. 1 Keeping your lower body in a fixed position, twist your arms and upper body to one side. At the peak of the motion, the ball will be at the same starting height but next to your hip.
  2. 2 Slowly return back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, alternating sides.