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Oblique Crunch

Strengthening abs, sides

Coach's Tips

It's a workout that targets left and right abs, and it's a workout that you can't miss out on!

How to

Starting Position

1. Lie on your back on an exercise mat with your feet flat on the floor, and your knees bent. 2. Place your hands behind your head and elbows out to the sides.

Proper Form

1. Use your oblique muscles to curl your upper body up and to the right. 2. Exhale as you crunch up, and hold for a brief moment at the top. 3. Slowly lower your body back to the starting position. 4. Inhale as you lower your body and repeat the same movement on the other side.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you crunch up and inhale as you lower your body back to the starting position.


1. Make sure to keep your neck in a neutral position. Don't pull on your head or neck. 2. Keep your lower back pressed into the mat and don't arch your back. 3. Make sure to keep your elbows out to the sides throughout the exercise. 4. Don't go too fast or too deep with your crunching motion.

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