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The Abdominal Rotation Exercise targets the oblique muscles.
The exercise is performed from a sitting position with the shoulders positioned against the support pad. It involves rotating the torso in alternate directions, to the left and to the right.
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Sit down, lightly grasp the handles. Pull your bellybutton into your spine to activate your rectus abdominis, the main ab muscle, which helps brace your torso. Exhale as you rotate to one side. Pause for a count and then slowly return to center. Perform each repetition slowly and with control.
Do not grasp the handles too tightly. If you do, you are more likely to use your arms to twist, which takes away from the work of your obliques. Do not swing or perform the rotation exercise quickly or with momentum. It is easy to begin swinging back and forth with no control or purpose, but this does not benefit your obliques.