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Best oblique workouts | 5 best exercises

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Are you struggling to build a strong and defined oblique ? Then, don’t worry because today, I am going to show you the best oblique workouts.

Oblique is the most important part of your core. But the fact is, most of the people forget it just because of abs.

They think that only abs are the muscles for which they need to do exercises. And that’s the point, where they missed of building well-defined abdominal muscles.

Your core doesn’t contain only abs, it contained abs, oblique and your lower back. So, instead of focusing on single muscle, try to build the core strength in order to get much effective results.

Best workout for oblique

Here are the 5 best exercises for oblique that you can do easily without any special equipment. The best part is you don’t need much space to do all the exercises which I have listed below:

Side crunches

Crunches is a simple exercise for abs but side crunches targets strongly to your oblique part. It is different from normal crunches.

How to perform: To do this exercise, simply lay down on the floor with your body facing on one side. Also, your knees and legs should also be facing on the same side.

Now, place both of your hand on the back side of your head with fingers interlocked. Then by avoiding the movement of your legs, bring your torso up to squeeze your obliques and then bring the body back to the starting position.

Repeat the procedure for 3 sets with 10-12 reps each.

Decline Plate twist

It is an exercise in which you need a weight plate to put more tension on your obliques. For this, you can choose a 5 kg plate.

How to perform: To do this exercise, sit down on a decline bench. Then hold the plate with both of your hands in front of your torso with straight hands. Keep your back straight and lean your upper body a little downwards.

Then, without moving your head, move the plate to left side of your body and then bring it back to the center and again move it to the right side of your body and then again at center.

Repeat the same procedure for 3 sets with 10-12 reps each.

Leg Raise twist

It is quite similar to normal leg raises but is little different.

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How to perform: To do this exercise, simply grab the pull up bar and take a hanging position. Now, without moving your upper body, raise your legs by twisting up to your abdominal level to the one side and then come back to the original position.

Now, do the same but in opposite direction.

Repeat the same for 3 sets with 8-10 reps.

Alternating side crunches

This exercise doesn’t require any external weight.

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How to perform: To do this exercise, simply lay down on the ground with your legs and arms open widely.

Then, raise the left leg up and right arm together to touch the calves with hand and then come back to the starting position. Similarly, do the same procedure again with opposite legs and arms.

Repeat the same procedure for 3 sets with 10-12 reps each.

Plank knee to elbow

This is the simplest and the easiest oblique exercise.

How to perform: To perform this exercise, simply take the normal plank position. Then, touch one side of your knee to the same side of the elbow and then bring it back to the starting position.

Then, do the same procedure with the other side of knee and elbow.

Repeat the same for 3 sets with 10-12 reps each.

Conclusion :

So, I have curated the best oblique workout for you to build strong and well defined obliques. But keep in mind that exercises only can’t do any kind of magic for you. Your diet also plays a major role because everything depends upon nutrition and if you are providing the required nutrients to your body, then you will never disappoint with any workout.

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