Side Angle Exercise Guide

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Side Angle is a bodyweight exercise that works your abs, deltoids, quadriceps, hip flexors and obliques.

Side Angle is a great easy move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your buttocks, core, hips, legs, lower body, shoulders, thighs, upper body, upper legs and waist.

It requires no equipment to do.

Side Angle

How to do Side Angle

Exercise

From a Left Warrior 2, exhale and bring your left elbow to your left knee. Reach your right arm up and over by your ear.

Illustrated Guide

Learn how to do side angle from this step-by-step illustrations:

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Muscles Worked

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

Primary Muscles

  • Abs
  • Deltoids
  • Quadriceps
  • Hip Flexors
  • Obliques

Synergyst Muscles

  • Rhomboids
  • Side Deltoids

Frequently Asked Questions

What muscles does Side Angle work?
Side Angle works abs, deltoids, quadriceps, hip flexors, obliques.
What is Side Angle good for?
Side Angle is beneficial for conditioning, for stretching and to strengthen. It works the best for buttocks, core, hips, legs, lower body, shoulders, thighs, upper body, upper legs and waist, as it works abs, deltoids, quadriceps, hip flexors, obliques. Side Angle is a great bodyweight exercise for men, men over 50, women and women over 50.
Is Side Angle a good exercise?
Side Angle is a popular bodyweight exercise for abs, deltoids, quadriceps, hip flexors, obliques.

Training, Progressions and Regressions

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Side Angle Training and Progressions

Standards and Averages

Wonder how do others perform in Side Angle and how should you?

Side Angle Standards and Averages

Alternatives

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Side Angle Alternatives

Variations

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Side Angle Variations

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Classification

Type(s) Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Compound
Muscles Worked Abdominals, Deltoids, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Obliques, Rhomboids, Posterior Deltoids
Difficulty Level(s) Easy, Simple
Equipment No Equipment, Mat
Location At Gym, At Home, Outdoor

Muscles Worked

Target muscle(s) Abs, Deltoids, Quadriceps, Hip Flexors, Obliques
Synergyst muscle(s) Rhomboids, Side Deltoids

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