Browsing: Oblique exercises

The obliques are your side abdominals and are often an area that is neglected. Having a well defined set of obliques when combined with a firm six pack really does complete the picture. Both the internal and external obliques are best targeted by exercises that flex the spine laterally to the left and right, such as oblique crunches (lateral crunches). They also are targeted with exercises that involve flexing the spine forward and rotating it to the left or right, such as with crossover crunches. It is important not to over-train the obliques as this could cause your waist to thicken up, giving the appearance of a wider stomach! Something you don’t want. In this section you will find only the most effective oblique exercises.