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How to Do Oblique Crunches

Your oblique muscles keep your body upright and cover the internal organs from your pelvis to your ribs. Keep in shape and perform oblique crunches.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Lie down Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
  • TIP: This exercise can also be performed by beginning with your left ankle over your right knee.
  • Step 2: Place hands behind head Cross your hands on your chest or place them behind your head.
  • Step 3: Lift Lift your shoulders off of the floor and aim your right side, or right elbow towards your left knee.
  • TIP: Focus your attention on your midsection as you crunch up.
  • Step 4: Exhale Exhale as you lift, and hold for a second.
  • Step 5: Return to starting position Return slowly to the starting position. Inhale on the way down.
  • Step 6: Repeat Repeat for 8 to 15 repetitions, then switch to the other side. Feel the power in your core.
  • FACT: The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus.

You Will Need

  • Focus
  • Motivation

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