Best Oblique Exercises for an Oblique Workout
Here are some of the best oblique exercises to use if you want a hard oblique workout.
You can do them in circuits or just focus on one at a time in straight set fashion.
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Challenging Oblique Exercises
Oblique Exercise #1: Moving Side Plank
You can do this from your elbow or your hand. You can also keep your feet stacked on top of each other for more stability challenge or you can stagger for feet for more support. Perform 10-15 reps on each side.
Oblique Exercise #2: Hanging Knee Raises
Hanging Knee Raises can be a great way to strengthen the obliques if you add a twisting motion at the top. If you have trouble holding yourself up you can use hanging ab straps. Perform 10-15 on each side.
Oblique Exercise #3: Side Planks with a Twist
Just like with moving side planks, you can keep your feet stacked on top of each other for more of a stability challenge, or you can stagger your feet one in front of the other to give you a little more support.
Perform 5-15 repetitions on each side.
Oblique Exercise #4: Oblique Hip Thrusts
You can use a bench or ab board to stabilize yourself while doing this exercise. As you lift your feet towards the ceiling, twist your hips to one side.
Perform 10-15 repetitions on each side.
Constructing your Oblique Workouts
Aim for 2 sets of each exercise. You can rest 30-60 seconds in between exercises.
Since these are hard exercises, they place a little more pressure on your lower back than easier exercises. If you are just getting started try this easy oblique workout to start and build up.
Remember, you can always pick what you think are the best oblique exercises and make up your own oblique workout.
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