Standing Oblique Crunch
Oblique Exercises Video Series
The standing oblique crunch is great for when you don't have a mat
handy or there isn't enough room at the gym.
Even though you are not on a mat for this exercise, you are still
getting that "crunch" movement.
As you lift your legs while bending sideways at the waist, you will
feel this in the oblique muscles.
This is more isolated to the oblique muscles but you will be engaging
other muscles while doing this exercise.
Your obliques will get a full range of motion with this abdominal
exercise. Using your own body creates the resistance and tones the
For additional resistance, you can hold a dumbbell weight in your hand.
Instead of placing your hands loosely behind the head, bring down the
arm as well when you lift your legs to really get in the crunch effect.
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 #5 - Standing Oblique Crunch
Make sure you are crunching and twisting at the side of the abdominal
and not crunching straight down for this exercise.
- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Place your hands behind your head with your elbows flared
out to the sides.
- At the same time, lift your left knee up to the side and
bring down your left elbow crunching to the side.
- Return to starting position.
- Repeat this move on the left side for several repititions.
- Switch knees and elbows to the right side and repeat this
move for several more reps.
As with any exercise, make sure to breath to properly oxygenate your
Watch the video below to ensure you are doing the this move
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This 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.
Eating After Exercise
After a hard workout your body needs to recover. Part of this recovery
is getting re-fueled. Check out this article to learn when and why you should eat after
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.