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Oblique Crunches

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Oblique Crunches Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground. For this exercise, you will need to put one hand beside your head and the other to the side against the floor.
  2. Make sure your feet are elevated and resting on a flat surface.
  3. Now lift the shoulder in which your hand is touching your head.
  4. Simply elevate your shoulder and body upward until you touch your knee. For example, if you have your right hand besides your head, then you want to elevate your body upwards until your right elbow touches your left knee. The same variation can be applied doing the inverse and using your left elbow to touch your right knee.
  5. After your knee touches your elbow, lower your body until you have reached the starting position.
  6. Remember to breathe in during the eccentric (lowering) part of the exercise and to breathe out during the concentric (upward) part of the exercise.
  7. Continue alternating in this manner until all of the recommended repetitions for each side have been completed.

Note: While you cannot add resistance to this exercise you can concentrate on perfect execution and slow speed.



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Feb 12, 2014 3:46 PM: I'll have to try this one.



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Jan 15, 2014 8:21 AM: 4x25 reps.



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7/10

Jun 10, 2013 11:39 PM: Having a messed up ankle and not being able to really move my left leg as of late, these have been working rather well for me thus far. Not much in forms of improvement, but good on keeping me steady.



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8/10

Dec 29, 2012 4:26 AM: Bikes are pretty similar idea except I find with bikes it hits ur core more due to having to keep your legs crisp and stabilised!! Good exercise this one too



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8/10

Nov 6, 2012 10:02 AM: Just asking but would this not be a lower intensity version of "Bikes"? or is it more isolated?



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9/10

Sep 21, 2012 9:07 AM: I'll try it next week - anything for obliques!



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Jan 6, 2012 3:56 AM: looks easyer than it actually is... well at least for me - begginer



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10/10

Apr 19, 2011 12:56 PM: sweet exercise



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10/10

Feb 24, 2011 8:56 AM: Good exercise. Didn't cross my mind to work out obliques like this though. So easy...well hard, but easy.



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Mar 4, 2010 2:47 PM: Cool



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