Home Exercises Seated Obliques Barbell Twists

Seated Oblique Barbell Twists

Exercise Tips

  • Do not lean back onto the chair or arch your back
  • Keep your feet planted on the ground the entire time

Seated Oblique Barbell Twists

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

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Barbell, Chair

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Barbell, Chair

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Sit with your butt on the edge of a chair, back straight and feet flat on the ground shoulder width apart. Hold a barbell on your shoulders behind your neck, hands at the outer edges of the barbell and elbows pointing to the floor.

  1. 1 Slowly twist your torso to one side, then back to starting position.
  2. 2 Slowly twist your torso to the other side, then back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.