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
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
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
Lie on the floor with knees bent and back
pressed to the floor.
- Place your hands by your side with your palms facing
towards your body.
- Lift your upper body until your shoulders are
off the ground.
- Now reach your right hand to
your right heel,
twisting the upper body slightly.
- Return to starting position and repeat on the with the left
hand to the left heel.
- 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
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Lose Belly Fat
Doing oblique crunches is a great way to tighten and tone the stomach,
but if it is covered by a layer of fat, no one will notice. So take some time to add aerobics to your workout as this is what will
help you lose belly fat.
Don't forget to work all your core muscles which include the back. These exercise videos include strengthening and stretching of the back
Check out this video series to work your rectus abdominus muscles.
These muslces are often referred to as your six pack.