MUSCLES ENGAGED Obliques Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program. Abdominals The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back. Equipment Used Cable Machine The cable machine is a piece of equipment used in weight training or functional training. A wide variety of exercises can be performed using the apparatus. Exercise Instructions Step 1 Start with your feet wider than shoulder width and your toes slighty pointed outwards. Grab the handle with both hands just above your shoulder. Step 2 Rotate your body downwards towards your opposite knee. Make sure that you keep your arms straight and rotate through the trunk. Step 3 Extend through your knees and hips and rotate your body back up to the starting position.