Oblique Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Do not pull on your neck

Oblique Crunches

This exercise targets your obliques and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Keep your legs shoulder width apart. Clasp your fingers behind your head with your elbows straight out to the sides. Lift your head and shoulders several inches off the ground.

  1. 1Exhaling, bring your left elbow up and
    slightly across your body towards your right knee, keeping your back flat and your feet on the ground.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly bring your body back to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat on one side until you have finished all repetitions for the set, then switch sides and repeat motions.

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