If you’re looking for an amazing oblique workout to get you that impressive “v-line”, try this out! Truth is, we all want a good looking six pack.. But having solid oblique definition is a sign you really got your stuff together. But you can look almost anywhere and find an oblique workout. So how do you know which is the best to do?
There actually isn’t one single oblique workout that will be best, seeing as how it’s good to continuously change up your routine. But this one will leave your obliques nice and sore and leaving good in no time at all!
The Oblique Workout
For this workout, you are going to do 6 different oblique exercises. For each exercise, you will do 3 sets of 10 with a 30 second rest in-between each set.
Side Plank Hip Raise
You’ll start in a side plank position with your feet in a sturdy position. You will then dip your hips down as low as you can, feeling a stretch in your oblique.. then drive your hips up, crunching with your obliques. Repeat for 3 sets of 10 reps to each side.
Here, you’ll start on the ground with your arms out to the side and legs straight up. From there, you will drop your legs down to the side until just before your feet touch the ground.. Then you will pull your legs back up with your obliques. Then drop them down to the other side and repeat for 10 reps to each side. Do this for 3 sets.
Side Jack Knives
For these, you’ll start by laying on your side with your arm against the ground out to the front. From there, using your hip and arm as the point of contact with the ground, you will bring your legs up off the ground and your upper body up off the ground. You will focus on bringing them together while crunching with your obliques. Repeat this for 10 reps to each side for 3 sets.
Side Plank Knee to Elbow
Here, you will start in a side plank position again. From there you will reach one arm up as high as you can and then drive your elbow down in front of your body. At the same time, you will drive your knee up as high as you can, meeting in the middle. Repeat for 10 reps to each side and do 3 sets.
Straight Arm Russian Twists
These are just like regular Russians twists but instead of bending your arms and twisting, you will keep them straight. This helps with rotation of the shoulders to engage the core more. Do 10 reps to each side for 3 sets.