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Monday Move: The Power of the Obliques!

Posted By Darrell Smith, Monday, June 12, 2017

The Power of the Obliques (…but what is that?)

The oblique muscles are your waistline muscles. They are among the top muscles we use the LEAST often. They are located between the end of the ribcage and the hipbone. 

But, why does this matter?  

When the obliques are shortened due to a hunched posture (sitting in a chair, your car, or operating equipment) it is difficult to turn from left to right properly and leads to compensating actions, which can inevitably lead to middle-back strain. Moreover, under-active obliques contribute to a false aesthetic of weight gain and poor posture.

Turn on your obliques with this simple standing exercise to lengthen and tighten your waistline, and promote better turning and twisting motions.  

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