Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Exercises


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: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
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: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Scissor Kicks (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Summary

Intermediate Plank Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Cross Legged Crunches
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
V-Sit
Summary

This exercise is a simple ab exercise that can be done almost anywhere.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Crunches with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Hip Extensions with Straight Knee
Summary

This exercise is great for working the glutes (buttocks).

  • Muscle Group: Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Pilates, Strength
Hip Extension with Bent Knee
Summary

This exercise is designed to work your buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Pilates, Strength
Lying Side Leg Raises
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the hip abductors and glutes of the top leg, and groin (inner thigh) muscles of the bottom leg.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Push Ups from Knees
Summary

This is an easier version of the push up from toes.

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  • Categories: Strength
Push Ups with Elbows Close to Sides
Summary

This is a simple push up exercise.

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  • Categories: Strength
Table Top Crunches
Summary

This is a simple crunch with feet off the floor or mat.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Oblique Twists
Summary

This exercise is a simple crunch to work the side abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Pendulum with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise focuses on working all abdominal muscles as well as the hip joints, and lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength