Side bends can improve your spinal mobility and help increase the strength and flexibility of the low back and the abdominals.
Once you’re ready to strengthen and build those oblique muscles further, you can add a set of dumbbells to increase the weight and resistance.
The Russian Twist is a great way to build your core, and as a bonus, the added weight can help to build your shoulders.
This is great for those tank-top arms! Many athletes agree that the Russian twist exercise is an excellent way to help with rotational movement.
Heel touches activate most of the primary muscles throughout your midsection, which makes them both a superb oblique exercise along with strengthening your entire core.