Underside Twist On Bench

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The underside twist on the bench is a beginner level core exercise that targets the obliques.


Picture of 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.

Picture of 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

Picture of Bench


A weight training bench is a piece of equipment that has a resemblance to a normal (e.g. park) bench, but is cushioned and designed for use in the weight room.

Exercise Instructions

underside twist on bench - step 1

Step 1

Stay in a side plank position on the bench.

underside twist on bench - step 2

Step 2

With control, twist under and reach just past your hip.

underside twist on bench - step 3

Step 3

Rotate back to the starting position and point your hand to the ceiling.