Bent Legs Half Wipers

Bent Legs Half Wipers

The Bent Legs Half Wipers exercise is a core-strengthening movement that focuses on enhancing your obliques, lower abs, and hip stability. This bodyweight exercise brings a fresh twist to traditional core workouts, adding dynamic movement to target those hard-to-reach muscles in your midsection. This exercise is performed while lying flat on your back, mimicking the swiping motion of windshield wipers, but with your legs bent at the knees and only moving through a half arc. The bent-leg position reduces strain on the lower back and makes the exercise more accessible for individuals of various fitness levels. This movement significantly challenges your balance and stability, requiring your core to work intensively to control the motion. Bent Legs Half Wipers not only sculpt and tone your core but improve functional strength, beneficial for everyday activities requiring stability and coordination. Adding this exercise to your routine can help in developing a stronger, more defined midsection and an overall more resilient core. Perfect for home workouts, no equipment is necessary, making this exercise both convenient and efficient for anyone looking to enhance their core strength.


  • Lie flat on your back with your arms extended out to your sides, palms facing down for stability.
  • Bend your knees at a 90-degree angle, keeping your feet off the ground so that your thighs are perpendicular to your torso.
  • Engage your core and slowly lower your knees to one side, keeping both shoulders firmly planted on the ground.
  • Stop lowering your knees right before they touch the ground, feeling the stretch in your oblique muscles.
  • Use your core muscles to bring your knees back to the starting position in a controlled motion.
  • Repeat the movement on the opposite side, lowering your knees to the other side in the same controlled manner.
  • Continue alternating sides for the desired number of repetitions, ensuring you maintain control and keep your core engaged throughout the exercise.

Tips & Tricks

  • Engage your core throughout the entire movement to maintain stability.
  • Keep your lower back pressed against the floor to minimize the risk of injury.
  • Control the movement on both the descent and ascent to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Keep your arms outstretched on the ground for better balance and support.
  • Avoid letting your feet touch the floor to maintain constant tension in the obliques.
  • Focus on your breathing; exhale as your legs move away from center and inhale as they return.
  • Increase the challenge by slowing down the movement or pausing briefly at the end of each wiper movement.
  • Make sure your head and shoulders remain relaxed and in contact with the floor.
  • Ensure that your hips do not rock or lift off the ground during the exercise to prevent strain on the lower back.


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