Exercise of the Month: Side Stretch with Mini Stability Ball™

Targets obliques


  • Begin seated with both legs bent to one side and the Mini Stability Ball™ against the opposite hip with the torso resting on the ball. The bottom arm is straight out on the Mat and the top arm straight out to the side.


  • INHALE Relax body all the way over the Mini Stability Ball reaching top arm overhead.  
  • EXHALE Side flex the torso to return to starting position

    Complete 5 repetitions on each side.

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 Mini Stability Ball Power Pack.

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