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Oblique Curl

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Oblique Curl


Primary Muscles:
 
Hip Flexors, Rectus Abs

Oblique Curl Muscles

SecondaryMuscles: 
Rotator Cuff, Transverse Abdominals, obliques, Lumbar Multifidus      

Level of Difficulty: (3/10)   

Scale 3

 Repetitions: 
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    10-15 Reps - General toning
 
                                                                                              

 Instructions 

  • From the set-up position place your hands on the back of your head.

  • Exhale as you slowly lift your head, shoulders and spine and take your right elbow across to the outside of your left knee, causing a slight twist of your torso.

  • Once at the top of your range of movement, inhale and resume back to the set-up position.

  • Repeat the exercise on the other side taking your left elbow to your right knee

Teaching Points  
  • Reach your arm to the outside of the opposite knee 
  • Initiate movement from the torso not the shoulders 
  • Avoid rounding the shoulders and forward 
  • Keep eyes looking up and forward 
  • Keep your feet on the foor
  • Exhale as you rise and inhale as you lower 
                                                                             

 Adaptations 
  •  Ask someone to hold your feet still 
 Progressions  
  • Hold a dumbbell in the hand reaching towards your knee