Lying Leg Oblique Throw Down
While you have your partner handy, you might want to enlist him for another oblique-shredding move. You might already be familiar with “throwdowns,” where you have a partner throw your ankles toward the floor as you resist with all the strength your lower abs can muster. Well, this is it’s evil, obliques-focused cousin.
Do it Right: Lay with your back on the floor, placing your head between your standing partner’s feet. Reach back and hold your partner’s ankles or calves securely with your hands. This provides leverage and stability while performing the exercise. Bend your knees slightly and slowly raise your legs up towards your partner. Allow your hips to roll up off the floor as you elevate your ankles to your partner’s chest. Then, the fun begins. Have your partner throw your legs down forcefully downward to your left or right, alternating direction each time. Resist the force, trying as hard as you can to keep your ankles at his chest and don’t let your feet touch the ground. Try 2-3 sets of 12-16 reps, going to each side 6-8 times.
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