Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball


The Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball is a great way to develop stabilising strength in your core for a more efficient golf swing.

The Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball 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.



This exercise requires an exercise ball, often referred to as a Swiss ball, and also known as a balance ball, fitness ball, gym ball, stability ball, physioball, Swedish ball, therapy ball, or yoga ball.


Figure 1.  Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball Video.



  • Start in a push-up position with your hands on the floor and your insteps on an exercise ball, your feet hip-width apart.
  • Slowly rotate the ball as far as you can to one side.
  • Slowly return to the starting position and repeat on the other side.
  • Continue for the desired number of repetitions on each side.


Keep your head in line with your spine by looking at a point on the floor directly under your eyes throughout.

Keep your core muscles engaged and your back flat throughout.

You should feel it working your obliques, hip adductors and shoulders.



For an easier version of this exercise, try the Supine Oblique Twist with an Exercise Ball.


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