This is a great exercise for toning your obliques — the muscles on the side of your torso.
- If you're using a band, attach it to a solid post, or if you're using the cable stack, set it to chest height.
- Stand with your side to the band or stack, tiwst to grab the handle; pull the handle, untwisiting your torso, until the handle straight in front of you. Keep your arms straight, stance solid, and fight the pull of the cable stack or band to twist your torso.
- Hold for 15 to 30 seconds for each rep.
- Keep shoulders down, and remember to breathe!
For the next set of exercises, you'll need sliders — you can use a slideboard, Valslides, or furniture sliders. Alternatively, you can wear socks and train on wooden floors for a similar effect.