Alternating heel-touch

The alternating heel-touch is a popular bodyweight exercise that targets the obliques, as well as the rectus abdominis, or "six-pack" muscles. It can be performed for time or reps as part of any abs-focused circuit or workout.


  1. Increases core strength in the obliques and the rectus abdominis
  2. Engages upper-back muscles
  3. Great beginner exercise for targeting obliques
  4. Rectus abdominis contract isometrically while obliques contract dynamically

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