Supine Oblique Twist with an Exercise Ball


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

The Supine 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.  Supine Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball Video.



  • Start by lying on your back with your arms out at your sides and an exercise ball held up about 12 inches (30 cm) off the ground between your feet, your legs straight.
  • 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.


Control the movement with your obliques, and rotate only as far as you can without lifting your shoulders, back or hips off the ground.

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



For a more challenging version of this exercise, try the Oblique Twist on an Exercise Ball.


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