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How to do a basic oblique curl

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The great thing about exercising is that it can have a real impact on your body shape and boost results you get from healthy eating. Some of the movements target specific muscle groups that require you to repeat them over and over again. This works the muscles sufficiently for you to 'feel the burn'.
What you'll need: 
At least 20 minutes of your time daily
Comfortable workout clothes
A rubber floor mat
A chair with a back
A bottle of fresh spring water
1: 
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the floor and hip width apart.
2: 
Put your hands by the temples at the sides of your head. Lift your left leg and rest the ankle of that leg across your right thigh - this will turn your supported left leg slightly.
3: 
Keep your spine in neutral and tighten your abdominal muscles.
4: 
Curl up, rotating your trunk to the left and breathing out as you do so.
5: 
Your right elbow should be moving towards your left knee. Keep your left side in contact with the floor to help support your back.
6: 
Curl back down again, breathing in as you do so.
7: 
Repeat this exercise to the other side, using the other leg.
Conclusion: 
Twisting curls work your rectus abdominis muscles and the obliques, the muscles that give definition to the waist. this exercise will tighten your stomach muscles and trim your waist.
Tips: 
Always keep your knees slightly bent
Breathe out as you curl up and breathe in on the return
Never hold your breathe when exercising-- your blood pressure will rise and this can be dangerous
Perform all exercises in a slow, controlled manner
Don;t put your hands behind your neck, because you are likely to tug on the neck of the vertebrae

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