Recalling the votes that you left us when we asked you what was the male body part that you liked the most, we are going to talk about a well-known muscle group, the abdominals, and within this group of a specific part, the obliques. In short, we’ve thought about showing you which are the 10 best exercises for your obliques.
We believe that the best way to explain an exercise of any kind is by showing how to do it visually and what better way than with a video. Also below each of the 10 best exercises for your obliques, we will highlight some important aspects of each exercise.
Of course, although we do not say it explicitly in some of the videos, it is very important to carry out all the exercises with the best possible technique, without making sudden movements, where control prevails at all times, and always protecting the lumbar area to the maximum. Order exercise equipment for abs today so you can start a new phase of your fitness journey.
Side leg lift
The elevation of the leg must be controlled at all times, not making sudden movements in order not to harm the abductors. As you can see in the video, it is convenient to do it near a wall to protect the lumbar as much as possible, positioning the body well.
In the video, we show the isometric posture and the raise of the leg, but at the main level, all you have to do is get into the initial posture and hold for one minute in that posture, and then perform the other side. When the level is acquired, the leg can be raised, moving as controlled as possible.
Lateral Hip Opener
The position is identical to that of the lateral isometric, but the movement, instead of the leg, is carried out with the hip, with a very controlled downward movement and a return to the most explosive starting position, remaining at the highest point for one second to make the isometric.
Shrinks for lying obliques
The position must be carried out as shown in the video, raising the legs at first and then picking them up to the side. The most important thing is not to pull the neck with your hands since we can injure the cervical, the hands should only accompany the movement of the whole body.
Side abdominal on fit ball
The feet must be held either on a parallel or a bar or supported on a wall so that the lower body is kept at all times without movement. The movement is smooth and is held one second in the highest position to make the isometric and encourage exercise.
The immobile posture must be maintained throughout the exercise since the exercise is a kind of isometric when exerting a force opposed to the oblique pulley. The longer you stay in the extended position of the arms the more you work the abdomen in this exercise and therefore the obliques.
It is very similar to the exercise from above but without the legs folded to one side and instead of performing the frontal crunch, as is also done in the typical frontal abdominal crunch, it is performed with the body stretched out and lying on its side. The arm resting on the ground should serve as a balance rather than an aid to ascension.
It is one of the favorite exercises of bodybuilders since it can be performed with dumbbells which allow us, in a very simple way, to include a greater resistance than we can reach simply with our weight. It is important not to pull with the hand on the neck to avoid damaging the cervical.
Crunch on the oblique pulley
The exercise should be performed with a controlled weight, somewhat less than what is usually used for normal pulley crunch since it is necessary to perform a controlled lateral balance, and that it is not the weight that controls us. Do all the repetitions on one side first and then the other.
Vibration platform isometrics
This exercise is identical to the lateral isometric that we named above but with the peculiarity that it is performed on a vibrating platform. As we all already know, the vibrating platform activates the work of many more muscle fibers than when simply exercising on the floor.