After incorporating this exercise twice a week, my obliques are stronger and firmer than they have every been!
I’ve seen tons of people doing this in the gym, but I’ve always been hesitant to try it. Any twisting movement demands proper form, and I’ve never had this cross-body ab exercise explained to me, so I’ve left it alone. Until 2 weeks ago when my Atlanta trainer, Jeff Toney, owner of Eclipse 1 on 1 gym and Stellar Bodies, included it in our workout. (Poor Jeff isn’t used to his new blogger client shooting videos, lol. Well, right back at ya man. You killed me on the Stellar Bodies reformer yesterday. I can barely walk!)
With moderate to heavy weight on the stack, your obliques have no choice but to fire up and stay engaged for the duration of the exercise, about 20 reps. Do at least 2 sets in your workout.
For for more of my favorite ab exercises, click here. Also try boxing which I do twice a month for cardio, arm toning, and core strength.
BTW, you can also see I’m wearing my heart rate monitor (orange watch) in this video. I burned 510 calories during my lifting workout. To get the extra 70 to reach my daily goal, I hopped on the treadmill after lifting. The watch is really helping to keep me on track!Tweet this!