Abs: Side (Internal & External Obliques) Exercises

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Exercises


Fly Push Ups
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Shoulder: Side, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
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: Back, Chest, Back: Lower, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Overhead Triceps Stretch
Summary

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

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Triceps
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches
Lateral (Side) Neck Stretch
Summary

Simple Side Stretch for the neck.

  • Muscle Group: Neck, Trapezius: Upper
  • Equipment: None
  • 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.

  • Muscle Group: Chest, Shoulder: Front, Triceps
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • 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: Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
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: Back: Lower
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Stretches
Twist Crunches
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Crunches on the Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple crunch exercise on the ball.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Cross-Over Crunches
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs and obliques.

  • Muscle Group: Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Crunches with Knees Up
Summary

This exercise focuses on working your abs.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
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: Abs: Side, Abs
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Side Stretch (Beginner)
Summary

Simple side stretch.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Back: Lower, Lats, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches

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