Obliques Prep with Toning Ball™

Targets obliques and inner thighs


  • Lying with your back on a Mat, feet are hip-distance apart and hands behind your head. Hold one Toning Ball between your knees, keeping spine neutral, neither arched nor flattened.


  • INHALE Slightly nod your head.
  • EXHALE Curl upper body off the Mat, rotating left shoulder to right knee. Keep elbows wide and lower back and legs still.
  • INHALE Lower down to starting position.

    Complete 5-8 repetitions alternating sides.

Remember to start your workout with a warmup routine.
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This exercise is an excerpt from the Easy Start Poster included FREE with the purchase of the Toning Ball Workout Kit.

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