The seated oblique twist is one of the best ways to strengthen the oblique muscles and overall core. Many people forget to train the obliques but they are very important muscles for maintaining overall health and functional fitness. This is an exercise which can be done even by a beginner without much difficulty. This exercise is less intense in comparison to some other exercises like hanging oblique crunches. It’s important to warm-up fully by doing some light cardio exercise for 10-15 minutes before starting this exercise in order to get your body ready.