3. Side Plank Bends Left and Right:

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How to Do:

  • Lie on your left side with your left elbow bent near the side of the chest.
  • Bend the lower leg at the knee, keeping the knee on the floor, then lift hips.
  • Once balanced, place the right hand behind the head with elbow bent.
  • Lift the knee of the top leg towards your top elbow and bend the upper body towards the knee at the same time.
  • Keep abs tight! Continue the movement, then repeat on the other side.

4. Jumping Oblique Twist:

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How to Do:

  • Stand with your feet together.
  • Bring your arms up to shoulder height with your hands in front of your chest.
  • Hop and twist at torso to land with both feet pointed to the left, keeping your chest facing forward.
  • Hop again and twist at the torso to land with both feet pointed to the right. Repeat.

5. Seated Russian Twists:

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How to Do:

  • Sit on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat.
  • Hold your arms out in front of you, hands pressed together.
  • Lean back about 45 degrees. With a slow, controlled movement, twist to your left side.
  • Return to center, and twist to your right. That’s one rep.
  • One full rep should take about 20 seconds. Take a breath and repeat.
  • Start with four to five reps, adding more reps as you get stronger.
  • For an added challenge, lift your feet off the floor as you do this exercise.
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