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 Resistance Band n/a Exercise Instructions Step 1 Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width while holding both handles of the exercise band in your hands. Step 2 Stay in an athletic stance with your knees and hips bent and your arms at mid chest as you rotate through your trunk. Step 3 Twist your entire body to your opposite hip and return to the starting position with full control.