Oblique Abdominal Exercises
Check out these abdominal exercises to strengthen your oblique muscles.
These ab exercises will work both the
internal oblique muscles and
external oblique muscles.
There are 4 oblique muscles; 2 internal obliques on each side and 2
external obliques on each side.
The oblique muscles help to
move and twist your torso.
All of these abdominal exercises
only require an exercise mat. You can in some cases add additional
resistance by using a dumbbell weight or a free weight.
of the exercises in this video series are isotonic. This means they are
movers that will engage the muscles during the workout.
oblique plank however is an isometric exercise. Isometric exercises are
non movers. Instead, the position is held static for a period of time
to train your muscles.
List of Oblique Exercises
To see the
instructions and videos, scroll through the page or select the exercise
you want from the list below.
Abdominal Exercise Tips
work the same muscle groups 2 days in a row. This can lead to tears in
your muscles and possible injury.
Give your muscles time to heal from
your abdominal workout before attempting the same exercises again.
you are starting to feel pain in your lower back, then stop and do some
stretches to relieve the pain.
Double check you are doing each move
correctly in order to minimize the stress on your back.
the back and abdominals are all part of your core muscles,
these abdominal exercises for your obliques will sometimes engage the
You also want to ensure that you are letting the
abdominal muscles do the moving for you. Don't use your arms and head
to move your body into the crunch position.
Keep hands behind your head loose so that you are not tempted to pull
up with the head and arms.
Mix these exercise videos with other abdominal exercises and body
strengthening workouts to get a complete body toning.
you are just starting out, do fewer repetitions until you have built up
the muscle strength.
Remember that a few correctly done ab exercises
can be more effective than 100 incorrectly performed exercises.
To start with this exercise video series, click the next button below.
More Exercise Videos
Exercises - Crunches
If you want to work your rectus abdominus, also known as the six pack,
then check out this video series.
With six different crunches, including the top 3 ab
according to one study, you will feel the
muscles working when you are done.
This series will really target the deep transverse abdominal muscle.
With moves like the plank pose and scissor kicks, you will be
strengthening and tightening this stomach muscle.
video series also has six different exercises that will work your upper
and lower body. With moves like the butt lift, squats and tricep curls,
you can get an overall body toning.
Be sure to visit the free fitness video
page on this site to
see a full list of all exercise videos.
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of Strength Training
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Strengthen your muscles without having to move and break out into a sweat. Learn more about isometrics with this article.
Don't forget to work all your core muscles which include the back. These exercise videos include strengthening and stretching of the back