Alternate Heel Touches / Lying Oblique Reach
- Lie on an exercise mat, with your back flat, knees bent and your feet flat on the floor slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.
- Fully extend your arms down the side of your body, palms facing in. This is the start position.
- Exhaling, crunch your torso forward and to the right until you can touch your right heel with your right hand. Hold for a count of one.
- Return to the starting position smooth motion, inhaling as you do so.
- Repeat the movement, this time to your left side.
- When you have completed the movement on both sides, you have done one repetition.
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Alternate heel touches / lying oblique reach is a at-home work out exercise that targets obliques and also involves abs. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Medicine ball / alternating side slams, side / lateral medicine ball throw / slam and standing cross-body crunches are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as alternate heel touches / lying oblique reach. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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