Weighted Diagonal Body Cross

Target area(s): abs and obliques

How to perform a weighted diagonal body cross:

Start in a standing position with your legs at just beyond hip width.  Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and extend it in the air.

Slowly rotate your right hand across your body and down in front of your left foot to touch the ground.

Holding your abs in tightly, return your right hand to the starting position.

One rep down!

Complete 3 sets of 10 reps with each hand, resting for 30 seconds in between each set.


4 Responses to “Weighted Diagonal Body Cross”

  1. marlameridith January 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm #

    OMG, I love this. Gonna try them in the gym tomorrow! Are we working lats and hamstrings??? Do you lock your legs and squeeze glutes when your arm is raised??

  2. marlameridith January 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    I am sorry , i just read “target-abs and obliques” yes those too!!

  3. David Dierking January 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    I’ve tried these before and they can be DEADLY! That’s what a good exercise will do though!


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