Side Oblique Crunch
Oblique Exercises Video Series
The side oblique crunch is very similar to the first video you watched
in this series. However, in this one, instead of twisting as you
crunch, you start with your body slightly twisted while lying on the
I sometimes call this one the twisted oblique exercise. It is the twisting motion in these workouts that really engage the
You have internal and external oblique muscles and this exercise will
work both of these muscle. You will also be engaging the rectus
abdominus muscles to some extent.
Make sure to let the muscles do the work and don't pull forward with
your hands and head.
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 #3 - Side Oblique Crunch
Make sure to always breath during your abdominal workout. For this
as you reach up and inhale as you return to the starting
position. You will do several reps on one side and then switch to the
other side to work both the side abdominal muscles.
Lie on the floor with knees bent and back
pressed to the floor.
- Place your hands loosely behind your head.
- Drop both knees to your right to work the left side of the
oblique muscles. This will twist your body slightly for this exercise.
- Now crunch up, keeping your head straight, until your
shoulders are off the ground. Remember to exhale as you do this.
- Return to starting position while you inhale.
- Do this for 10 - 20 repetitions and then repeat for the
Try not to twist as you crunch up as your body is already twisted to
give you that oblique workout.
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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