Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Leg Extension Crunches with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a challenging ball exercise that is great for improving core stability and abdominal strength.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Table Top Leg Extensions with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a leg and hip extension to work the abs and hip flexors.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lying Leg Extension Crunches with Exercise Ball
Summary

Beginner abdominal exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Lats, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lying Knee to Arm Crunches with Exercise Ball
Summary

Intermediate abdominal exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Lats, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Extended Arm Crunches with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a more popular ab exercise with the fitness ball.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Lats, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches on the Exercise Ball (Intermediate)
Summary

This is an intermediate ball crunch exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Oblique Punch Crunches
Summary

This is a simple obliques exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Serratus Anterior, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Oblique Twist Punch Crunches
Summary

This is a fun exercise designed to work the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Serratus Anterior, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Dumbbell Torso Twists
Summary

This exercise focuses on the hip flexors.

  • Muscle Group: Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Core
  • Equipment: Free Weights
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Stretch (Advanced)
Summary

This is a great stretching exercise for the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Hip Extensions in Plank
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes, abs, and hips.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Serratus Anterior, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross-Over Crunches with Ankle On Knee
Summary

Beginner abdominal exercise, works the abdominal muscles and the obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Mini Bicylces
Summary

This exercise is great to do anywhere, and focuses on working the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Intermediate)
Summary

This is an intermediate version of the lying down scissor kicks exercise. This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Beginner)
Summary

This exercise is challenging for those with less flexibility but great for working the hip flexors while using abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates

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