Oblique Crunches - Foot 2 Foot

Oblique Exercises Video Series

Another oblique crunches exercise is known as the foot 2 foot crunch. This is a side to side crunch where it will engage primarily the oblique muscles.

Any exercise is which you are twisting or bending at the waist will work the side abdominal muscles.

These muscles consist of the internal and external obliques. These are the muscles that help you turn and bend at the waist.

This workout is performed on an exercise mat. However, you could work these same muscles and achieve the same side to side motion by standing up.

This is known as the standing oblique exercise which is shown later in this video series.

To see all the oblique exercises in the series, just use the next/previous buttons located below the video on each page.

This series is focused on the oblique muscles. Here are additional stomach exercises that work different parts of the abdominal muscles.

Exercise #2 - Foot 2 Foot Crunch

This is the second video in this series and really works those side abdominal muscles. Be sure to breath while doing this workout. Exhale as you reach for the foot and inhale as you return to the starting position.
  1. Lie on the floor with knees bent and back pressed to the floor.
  2. Place your hands by your side with your palms facing towards your body.
  3. Lift your upper body until your shoulders are off the ground.
  4. Now reach your right hand to your right heel, twisting the upper body slightly.
  5. Return to starting position and repeat on the with the left hand to the left heel.
  6. Continue alternating sides. Do this for 8 - 15 repititions. A rep for this exercise would be two crunches, one on the right side and one on the left side.
Minimize movement of your lower body and hips, keeping back flat to the floor.

This exercise video is different from the others. While it is animated, it will show where and when the muscles are engaged.

Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move correctly. 

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