Don’t ignore your obliques. They are crucial to achieving a tight body with all the right curves. Aylio resistance band systems offer a wide array for exercises that will give you the results you’re looking for. Follow along with the examples below or find even more oblique exercises in our workout manual/instructional DVD.
Different exercises require different levels of resistance. For each exercise, choose the level of resistance that you feel most comfortable with. Remember, if you find an exercise too easy, even with the heavy duty orange band, you can always stack additional bands to the handles or ankle straps for an added degree of difficulty. The Aylio system supports up to five bands and over 100 lbs. of resistance! Try to add a little extra resistance each time you perform an exercise to keep your body challenged.
Setup: Anchor the bands at the side of the door at chest height. Stand approximately 3 feet away from the door.
Motion: Hold the handles at the center of your body and proceed to twist away from the door. Keep the handles lock at the center of your body throughout the motion and slowly twist back until you are facing straight again.
Setup: Secure the door anchor at the side of the door at chest height. Attach both sides of the band(s) to one handle.
Motion: Stand with your back facing the door approximately 4 feet away. Start by holding the handle with both hands behind you and bring them in front of you in a twisting motion.
Upward Cross-Body Pull
Setup: Secure the band at the bottom of the door. Attach both sides of the band to one handle. Stand approximately 4 feet away with your side to the door.
Motion: Start with your hands by your knee and bring them upward diagonally across your body until they are above your shoulder.
Downward Cross-Body Pull
Setup: Secure the band at the top of the door. Attach both sides of the band to one handle. Stand approximately 4 feet away with your side to the door.
Motion: Starting with your hands at shoulder height, bring them downward diagonally across your body.