Targeting your obliques, the hanging windshield wiper is an advanced exercise for strengthening your core and the twisting movement pattern of your body.
Depending on whether or not you flex your waist, the decline sit-up can either target your iliopsoas or your rectus abdominis.
Use the standing twisting cable high row, a unilateral compound pulling exercise, to develop core strength and stability and unilateral upper-body strength.
The high bird dog plank is an excellent whole-body functional exercise for strengthening your core and improving your balance and coordination.
Targeting your lower pectoralis major, the point of the shoulder tap push-up is to put your body off balance and force stabilizer muscles to work harder.
Strengthen the twisting movement pattern of your body using the cable twist, an isolation exercise that targets your internal and external obliques.
The weighted stability ball crunch, an isolation exercise, targets your rectus abdominis, while your internal and external obliques act as synergists.
The one-leg push-up, which targets your lower pecs and obliques, puts your body out of balance, thus forcing the recruitment of more stabilizer muscles.
The machine seated crunch targets your rectus abdominis. For best results, relax your waist before each rep. This will ensure full dynamic contractions.
For the twisting crunch, it’s important to fully relax your waist before each contraction to ensure that your muscles dynamically contract during each rep.
Target your hamstrings and obliques using the twisting hip extension, an isolation exercise. Your gluteus maximus and adductor magnus act as synergists.
The twisting cable overhead press is brilliant for developing unilateral upper-body strength, as well as for improving core strength and stability.