Oblique Crunches Exercise Guide

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Oblique Crunches are bodyweight exercise that works your obliques.

Oblique Crunches are great basic move. When done correctly, they can effectively target your core and waist.

They require no equipment to do.

Oblique Crunches
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How to do Oblique Crunches

Exercise

Roll yourself down so that your lower back is supported by the curve of the ball. Move your feet so that they are directly underneath your knees and hip-width apart. Place your hands behind your head. Perform crunch by rotating upper body to the right side.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do oblique crunches from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

The muscles used for oblique crunches may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for oblique crunches are:

Primary Muscles

  • Obliques

Synergyst Muscles

  • Hip Flexors
  • Spinal Erectors
  • Lower Abs
  • Upper Abs
  • Transverse Abs

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles do Oblique Crunches work?
Oblique Crunches work obliques.
What are Oblique Crunches good for?
Oblique Crunches are beneficial for conditioning, for endurance, for weight loss, love handles, side fat, to lose fat and to strengthen. They work the best for core and waist, as they work obliques. Oblique Crunch is is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Oblique Crunch a good exercise?
Oblique Crunch is a popular bodyweight exercise for obliques.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Oblique Crunches Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

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Alternatives

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Variations

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Oblique Crunches Variations

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