Must Try: Oblique Exercise to Get Cut
If you want to tone up your obliques, add in this dynamic move.
The obliques can be difficult to isolate, but this exercise will help them ‘pop’ by hitting the muscle from a unique angle and movement.
When to do it: At the end of a workout.
Benefits: This finisher will hit obliques from a unique angle.
Set-up: For this finisher, you’ll need a cable machine or a universal gym.
The Finisher – Single Arm Oblique’s Crunch
Reps: 3 sets of 15 reps (each side). Take no breaks in between sets. Your left side rests as your right is being worked.
Description: In a split stance with your left foot in front of your right. Grab the cable with your right hand and set it at its highest possible setting.
> Start with 30-40 lbs and progress from there.
> As you bring the weight down (keeping your arm relatively straight in the process), bring your back knee (right) up.
> Then as you bring both your right hand an knee together, bring your right shoulder slightly down and crunch the right side of your body.
> Bring the hand all the way down so it’s parallel with the outside of you knee.
> Return to starting position and repeat. When you switch arms the previous description will still apply, just with opposing body parts.