Straight Leg Pendulum: Oblique Exercises ( Side Abs )

The Straight Leg Pendulum is a powerful oblique exercise you can do at home.
By Peter Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 04:10 PM

Exercise Name: 

Straight leg pendulum

Area Worked:  Side Abdominals

Muscles:  External and Internal Obliques

Description / Instruction:

To perform the straight leg pendulum, lie on your back with arms out to the sides. Lift your legs straight up in the air until the hips are at 90 degrees. Press the lower back flat throughout the motion. Keep your legs straight up in the air and move them over from to one side. Go as far as you can under control, keeping your upper back and shoulders on the floor. Pull the legs back to the start and then over to the other side. This is a slow side to side movement.  Breathe out as you move the legs to the start and breathe in as you lower the legs to the side.