Side / Oblique Crunches
- Lie on a padded surface on your left side. Stack your legs and bring your right hand behind your head. Lie your left arm in front of you or across your body. Brace your core.
- Pulling from the obliques, bring your elbow up and towards your feet. Do NOT pull yourself with your hand.
- Pause and feel the contraction in your obliques then slowly return to the starting position.
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Side / oblique crunches is a at-home work out exercise that targets obliques. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Trx / suspension planks, side plank and standing dumbbell / kettlebell side bends are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as side / oblique crunches. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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