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Obliques

Slow Punches

Slow Punches

A.

Sit on floor with knees bent and ball pressed between thighs, holding backs of thighs with elbows bent out to sides. Round lower back, tuck pelvis, and squeeze glutes and inner thighs to start. Slowly extend left arm forward, rotating fist palm down at eye level. Switch sides; repeat.

Oblique Tilt

Oblique Tilt

A.

Hold ball, and stand with heels together and toes turned out 45 degrees. Bend right knee, drawing foot toward butt, and place ball behind right knee (squeeze ball tightly); point toes, and bring fingertips behind head with elbows bent out to side to start. Rotate torso toward right as you raise right knee out to side, drawing elbow toward knee. Slowly pulse knee up 2 inches and down 2 inches. Switch sides; repeat.

Plié Bend

Plié Bend

A.

Hold ball and stand with feet wide and toes turned out 45 degrees. Raise ball overhead, squat, and lift left heel to start.

B.

Keep arms straight and bend torso toward left, reaching ball over knee. Slowly pulse ball up 2 inches and down 2 inches. Switch sides; repeat.

Lateral Hop

Lateral Hop

A.

Stand with feet together, knees soft, hands in fists with elbows bent at sides to start. Explosively hop to the left as if you were jumping over a small object (you could place something like a water bottle or a towel here to ensure that you get some height), landing on balls of feet. Switch sides; repeat.

T Push-Up

T Push-Up

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms. Bend elbows back 45 degrees to lower body until chest grazes floor.

B.

Then push up, rotating to right to come into a side plank on left palm, extending right arm straight up from shoulder and stacking feet. Switch sides; repeat. Continue quickly alternating sides.

Side Knee Tuck

Side Knee Tuck

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms with each foot on a Slidez disc.

B.

Keeping body in a straight line, bring knees to outside of left elbow. Return to start position. Switch sides; repeat.

Plank Rotation

Plank Rotation

A.

Start on floor in plank on palms with legs together and right foot on a Slidez disc. Keeping body in a straight line, draw right knee toward chest, then extend leg underneath body to left side. Reverse motion back to start position. Switch sides; repeat.

Corkscrew Crunch

Corkscrew Crunch

A.

Stay seated and straighten legs. Remove left foot from strap and let it hover, place fingertips behind head with elbows out to sides, lean back 45 degrees to start.

B.

Raise and rotate torso to left to bring right elbow to meet left knee. Return to start. That’s 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

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