Exercise of the Month: Obliques Roll Back

Targets rectus abdominis, obliques, hip flexors and extensors, scapular stabilizers


  • Sitting with legs bent and feet hip-distance apart. One hand resting on Mini Stability Ball slightly behind torso.


To prepare, inhale…

  • EXHALE For three counts, rotating torso to side with ball, and curve lower back toward mat. Roll ball further away with each count.
  • INHALE Return to starting position.

    Complete 3-5 repetitions on each side.

Remember to start your workout with a warm-up routine. Go to

This exercise is excerpted from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of any Mini Stability Ball Power Pack.

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Remember to start your workout with a warm-up routine. Go to and click on warm up for a detailed description.

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