Oblique Crunch with Hip Extension Exercise


The Oblique Crunch with Hip Extension Exercise is a great way to stretch your core muscles and build your rotational stability while challenging your balance.

The Oblique Crunch with Hip Extension Exercise forms part of the Golf Stability series of innovative and dynamic exercises that will build stability in your joints and core for better consistency and ball-striking.


Figure 1.  Oblique Crunch with Hip Extension Exercise Video.



  • Start on your hands and knees, with your back flat and your abdominal muscles engaged.
  • Place your left hand behind your head, and extend your right hip and leg straight behind you.
  • Exhale as you rotate your torso to bring your left elbow under your body towards your right hip.  Pause and breathe as you feel a stretch in your back.
  • Exhale again as you rotate in the other direction, taking your left elbow out and up towards the sky as far as possible.  Pause and breathe as you feel a stretch in your abs and chest.
  • Repeat for the desired number of repetitions, gradually increasing the stretch each time.
  • Switch sides and repeat.


Keep your abdominal muscles engaged and back flat throughout.

Start with a small range of motion and gradually increase the stretch each time.

You should feel it stretching your core.



For an easier version of this exercise, try the Oblique Crunch Exercise.


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