Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Exercises


Upper and Middle Back Stretch
Summary

This exercise is a relaxing way to stretch the spine.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Chest, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Upper, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Abdominal Crossover Crunch with Exercise Band & Ball
Summary

This is a good exercise for the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Rear, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Upper Body & Back Stretch with Exercise Ball
Summary

If the back is sore after a long day of work or lots of sports, this exercise will help.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Abs: Side
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Lying Torso Twists with Exercise Ball
Summary

Has your back cramped after a long day at your desk? This exercise helps.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Balance on All-Fours on Exercise Ball
Summary

This is an effective exercise for training balance and core stabilizers.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance
Posterior Leg Raises on Hands and Knees on BOSU
Summary

Using the BOSU, this exercise targets the glutes (buttocks) and lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Balance
Crossed Arm Crunch on BOSU
Summary

This is an effective exercise that focuses on core stability and abdominal muscles while using the BOSU ball.

  • Muscle Group: Abs
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side (Oblique) Crunches on BOSU (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise focuses on the obliques and hip abductors.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Single Leg Glute Bridge on BOSU
Summary

This is a glute and core strengthening exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Sideways Knee Pull-In on BOSU
Summary

This exercise targets the abs and obliques, as well as increasing overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance
Squats on Upside-Down BOSU
Summary

This exercise focuses on the quads and overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Glute/Hamstring Bridge with Feet on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise targets the core while also working the hip stabilizers and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Balancing on Exercise Ball
Summary

Balance and core stability exercise

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance
Twist Crunch on BOSU with Leg Lift
Summary

This core exercise focuses on the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Single Arm Raise Balance Exercise on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise helps balance as well as shoulder and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Shoulder: Side, Core, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Core, Balance, Pilates

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