Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Exercises


Scissor Kicks (Advanced)
Summary

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
Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Summary

Intermediate Plank Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Lats, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross Legged Crunches
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominals.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
V-Sit
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Hip Extensions with Straight Knee
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
Hip Extension with Bent Knee
Summary

This exercise is designed to work your buttocks.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
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, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Push Ups from Knees
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Push Ups with Elbows Close to Sides
Summary

This is a simple push up exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Table Top Crunches
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Oblique Twists
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Pendulum with Straight Legs
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Lying Straight Leg Raise
Summary

Simple Hip Flexor Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Side Star Plank
Summary

This is an advanced version of the plank exercise. It focuses on working your side abdominals, and hip abductors and is more difficult than a regular side plank.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Back: Lower, Outer Thigh - Hip, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers, Trapezius: Middle, Trapezius: Lower, Back: Upper, Back: Middle, Rotator Cuff
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance

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