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Best exercises for your oblique

By:Suhail Sattar, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 06, 2015
In order to get a killer midsection, the most important area to train on is your oblique. On proper training, one can attain a fully framed abdomen.
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    The side plank core exercise

    For doing this, you got to lie on one side with the legs straight and support your body on the forearms. In order to do this perfectly, raise your hips in a way that your body forms a straight line from the head to the heel and to excite this exercise even more, elevate your feet or add a torso rotation.

    The side plank core exercise
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    Cross-body mountain climber exercise

    To do this exercise correctly, you need to get into the pushup position and raise your right knee towards your left elbow, lower it back and then do the same with the right elbow. Start doing this exercise slowly and gradually increase the speed to as fast as you can.

    Cross-body mountain climber exercise
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    The Bicycle crunch exercise

    To do this exercise, lie facing upward with your hips and knees bent at 90 degrees. Do it such that your hips and knees are parallel to the ground. Next, place your wrist on each side of your forehead and lift your shoulders up from the floor. To do it effectively, twist your upper body in a way that your right knee touches your left wrist. Repeat on the right.

    The Bicycle crunch exercise
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    The Spiderman pushup

    In this, you need to somewhat be in a pushup position. But, to do it correctly, you need to lower your body towards the ground while lifting your right foot off the floor; this ensures that your leg is in a swinging position sideways until it touches your elbow.

    The Spiderman pushup
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    The bird dog abs exercise

    To do this, you must be in the tabletop position in which your hands are under the shoulders and your knees under the hips. To complete this exercise effectively, lift your left arm and right leg together and pause for a few seconds before lowering them. Repeat on the other side.

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    The bird dog abs exercise
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