Toning and tightening the waist and obliques instantly gives one a smaller frame and of course, they are an important part of the abdominal section. These exercises will assist you in tightening the appearance of your obliques but also simply strengthen your core. Why is it important to strengthen your core? Your core is fundamental in almost every exercise you do whether it be deadlifts, squats, or even a bench press, most importantly your core is the basis for your posture too. These exercises will kick your obliques right into shape and the best part is they target other muscles too, add them into your ab routine and let’s see the results!
These are real ab enhancers, bicycles target your obliques too and they keep your entire body moving which means you will be burning more calories than in other exercises. Your heart rate is often increased. A great tip is to do 20 slow bicycle crunches and then 20 fast- you will seriously feel the burn.
Dumbell Side Bend
Using a heave dumbell as you are using it to weigh you down is the best way to combat this oblique killer. You are targeting your external and internal obliques with this one, the myth about this not working is also untrue.
Heel touches assist in tightening the entire side ab and can cinch your waist in doing so. If you are looking for an hourglass figure this exercise will certainly help. Some also call it the “penguin.”
The oblique crunch targets the stomach wall and the obliques tightens your core, also targets the back and alters your balance and flexibility whilst doing this all. They are also easier than they look so do not be afraid to give them a try. Keeping your legs straight is truly important in this exercise.