Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Exercises


Lying Straight Leg Raise
Summary

Simple Hip Flexor Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
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: Hamstrings, Buttocks
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Strength
Fly Push Ups
Summary

This exercise is designed to strengthen the side abdominal muscles in addition to the chest, shoulders and triceps.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
One Arm Push Ups
Summary

This is a challenging version of the regular push-ups and is good for core, chest, and triceps development.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
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  • Categories: Core, Strength
Overhead Triceps Stretch
Summary

This exercise focuses on stretching out the triceps and the latissimus dorsi (lats).

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Lateral (Side) Neck Stretch
Summary

Simple Side Stretch for the neck.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Push Ups
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the chest, triceps, and shoulder muscles. It is great for home work outs and at the gym.

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  • Categories: Strength
Forward Lunges
Summary

This exercise is designed to work both your quads and your glutes. It is great to do before any kind of sport involving running, or just at the gym.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance, Strength
2 Person Cross Legged Back Stretch
Summary

This exercise is great before playing a team sport. It requires 2 people and is a great stretch for the back.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Twist Crunches
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Crunches on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple crunch exercise on the ball.

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

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Crunches with Knees Up
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs.

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

This exercise focuses on working the abdominals and obliques. It is also great before any kind of physical activity, especially involving running.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Side Stretch (Beginner)
Summary

Simple side stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches

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