Side Crunches Exercise Guide
Side Crunches are bodyweight exercise that works your obliques.
Side Crunches are great simple move. When done correctly, they can effectively target your core and waist.
They require no equipment to do.
How to do Side Crunches
Lie on your back. Keeping your torso straight, bend your knees and bring them to one side so they are resting on the floor. Clasp your hands together behind your head. Lift your shoulders off the floor in a crunch motion. Keep your shoulders even as if you are doing a regular crunch. Bring your knees back up to center and down to the other side. Lift your shoulders and crunch again. Repeat, alternating sides.
Learn how to do side crunches from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for side crunches may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for side crunches are:
- Lower Abs
- Upper Abs
- Transverse Abs
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Compound, Aerobic, Cardio, Endurance|
|Muscles Worked||Obliques, Lower Abdominals, Upper Abdominals, Transverse Abdominis|
|Equipment||No Equipment, Exercise Ball|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|
|Major Exercise||Ab Crunches|