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29 December, 2010

Criss- Cross


This targets the obliques or the diagonal muscles of the waist and trunk. Somewhat reminiscent of old style bicycle done in the gym, the criss cross is executed slowly and smoothly with exacting detail. Imagine a magnetic force lifting your upper body directly up toward your knee.

Checkpoints:
As you twist, avoid rolling from side to side. 
Elbows held wide.
Hands layered behind the head.
One knee bent at exact 90 degree.
Other leg straight. and about 10 inches lifted from floor.
Twist from waist.
Maintain your "box". Hips and shoulders are square.
Focus on lengthening one side of the waist as you contract the other.

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