Intense 5 Minute At Home Oblique Workout
What is going on Aliens! Today, we are going through an intense oblique workout. The obliques are situated on either side of your "six pack" ab muscle, also known as the rectus abdominis. Strong obliques can help you improve your posture, reduce back pain, and rotate your torso more efficiently.
With this intense 5-minute oblique workout, you are aiming to specifically target these crucial core muscles.
To begin, find a comfortable spot on the ground in an open space. Then, follow along to the exercises below for 5 minutes of continuous exercise!
TOTAL LENGTH: 5 minutes
INTENSITY LEVEL: High
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: None
BEGINNER = Complete this workout three times. Rest after each workout for 3 minutes, then repeat.
INTERMEDIATE = Complete this workout four times. Rest after each workout for 2 minutes, then repeat.
ADVANCED = Complete this workout four times. Rest after each workout for 1 minute, then repeat.
Perform each of the following exercises for sixty seconds and transition to the next exercise without a rest. If you do need a break, take one! Each time you do this circuit, try to do more reps and/or take fewer breaks.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted firmly on the ground. Lift your head up and contract your right oblique to reach forward and touch your right heel.
Then, complete the same motion on the left side and keep alternating!
2. Side Sky Touches
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted firmly on the ground. Contract your upper abs and oblique muscles to reach up and to the right.
Then, return to the starting position and repeat on the left side. Keep alternating sides!
Lie on your back with your legs bent in an elevated position. Place your hands behind your head for support. Next, bring your right knee towards your chest and push your left foot out in front of you, as if you were riding a bike.
Twist your midsection to touch your left elbow to your right knee. Repeat this motion on the other side and keep alternating!
Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you and your arms straight above your head. Next, lift your legs roughly six inches off the ground.
Bring your left leg towards you and contract your right oblique to touch your foot with your right hand. Repeat this motion on the other side and keep alternating!
5. Side Leg Raises
Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you, your arms by your sides and your head off the ground. Lift your legs slightly off the ground. Then, contract your right oblique to raise your legs up and to the right.
Return to the starting position and repeat this motion on the left side. Keep alternating sides!
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