Oblique Crunches Exercise Guide
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.
How to do Oblique Crunches
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.
Learn how to do oblique crunches from this step-by-step illustrations:
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:
- Hip Flexors
- Spinal Erectors
- Lower Abs
- Upper Abs
- Transverse Abs
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Isolated, Aerobic, Cardio, Endurance|
|Muscles Worked||Hip Flexors, Obliques, Erector Spinae, Lower Abdominals, Upper Abdominals, Transverse Abdominis|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy|
|Equipment||No Equipment, Exercise Ball|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Ab Crunches|
|Synergyst muscle(s)||Hip Flexors, Spinal Erectors, Lower Abs, Upper Abs, Transverse Abs|