Oblique Side Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • Focus on balance
  • Do not pull on your neck

Oblique Side Crunches

This exercise targets your obliques and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Exercise Ball

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: Exercise Ball

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie with your side centered on a large exercise ball and place your feet flat on the ground, knees bent to a 90 degree angle. Place your top hand behind your head with your elbow flared out and the other hand on the ball by your side, elbow bent.

  1. 1 Exhaling, bring your
    top elbow towards your hip on the same side, making sure that the ball does not roll forward. Lift about 12 inches.
  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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