Easy Oblique Exercises and Easy Oblique Workouts

You can use easy oblique exercises to make easy oblique workouts.

If you've read my page on constructing ab workouts, then you know that you can do workouts in 3 main ways: straight sets, super sets, or circuits.

You can use the 4 easy oblique exercises below in 3 different ways to change the difficulty of the ab workout. Straight sets are the easiest, super sets are the second hardest, and a circuit is the hardest.

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Easy Oblique Exercises

Oblique Exercise #1: Side Crunches

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This is a simple exercise and it doesn't require any equipment. The range of motion is small, so it tends to be less challenging that other oblique exercises with greater range of motion. Perform 5-10 on each side.

Oblique Exercise #2: Side Plank

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Side Planks are an isometric exercise, which means that you simple hold one position without moving. 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.

Hold for 10-30 seconds on each side.

Oblique Exercise #3: Russian Twists

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This exercise works your entire abdominal area, but the twisting motion adds some oblique emphasis. You can keep your feet on the floor if you're fatigued, or you can lift your feet off the floor to really challenge your abdominal muscles.

Perform 10-15 repetitions on each side.

Oblique Exercise #4: Oblique Crunches

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Rotation really emphasizes the obliques, so make sure you twist your body and not just your arm. Perform 5-15 on repetitions on each side.

Constructing your Oblique Workouts

As I mentioned above you can perform this oblique workout in 3 ways.

In the straight set workout, you would perform 2 sets of each exercise before moving on to the next exercise.

In the super set workout, you would combine the first 2 exercises back to back with no rest and repeat that sequence 2 times before moving on to the third and fourth exercises.

In the circuit workout, you would do all 4 exercises in a row with no rest and then repeat the sequence 1-4 after resting for 1-2 minutes.

If this workout gets easy you can try this really hard workout for the obliques or pick your favorite oblique exercises and make up your own workout.

Yours in Health
Dr. Charles

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