The 10 best exercises for your obliques
Remembering the votes that you left us when we asked you which part of the male body you liked the most, we are going to talk about a well-known muscle group, the abdominals, and within this group of a particular part the obliques, we have definitely thought about show what are the 10 best exercises for your obliques. We believe that the best way to explain an exercise of any kind is by showing how to do it visually and what better way than with a video. Also under each of the 10 best exercises for your obliques we will point out some important aspects of each exercise.
Of course, although not explicitly say in some of the videos is very important to perform all the exercises with the best possible technique, without making sudden movements, where the control prevails at all times, and always protecting to the maximum the lumbar area.
Lateral leg lift
The elevation of the leg should be controlled at all times, not make sudden movements in order not to harm the abductors. As you can see in the video, it is convenient to do it close to a wall to protect the lumbar as much as possible, placing the body well.
In the video we show the position of the isometric and the leg elevation, but at a main level the only thing to do is to place yourself in the initial position and hold for a minute in that position, and then perform the other side. When the level is acquired, the leg can be raised, making the movement as controlled as possible.
Lateral hip movement
The position is identical to that of the lateral isometric, but the movement instead of performing it with the leg is done with the hip , with a very controlled downward movement and a return to the most explosive initial position staying at the highest point for one second. to perform the isometric.
Shrinking for obliques lying down
It is important that the position is performed as shown in the video, raising the legs in principle and then picking them up to the side. The most important thing is not to throw with the hands of the neck since we can injure the neck, the hands should only accompany the movement of the whole body.
Abdominal lateral on fitball
The feet should be held firmly on a parallel or a bar or supported on a wall so that the lower part of the body is maintained at all times without movement . The movement is smooth and stays a second in the highest position to do the isometric and encourage exercise.
The immobile posture must be maintained throughout the exercise, since exercise is a kind of isometric when exerting a force opposite the oblique pulley . The longer you stay in the extended position of the arms, the more you work on this exercise the abdomen and therefore the obliques.
It is very similar to the exercise above but without the legs picked up on the side and instead of performing the frontal crunch, as is also done in the typical frontal abdominal crunch, it is done with the body stretched and lying on the side. The arm resting on the ground should serve as a balance rather than as an aid to ascension.
It is one of the favorite exercises of bodybuilders since it can be done with dumbbells which allows us, in a very simple way, to include a greater resistance than we can reach simply with our weight. Important not to pull with the hand that is on the neck so as not to damage the cervical.
Oblique pulley crunch
The exercise must be done with a weight that is controlled, something less than what is usually used for the normal pulley, since it is necessary to perform a controlled lateral swing, and that it is not the weight that controls us . First perform all repetitions on one side and then on the other.
Isometric on vibrating platform
This exercise is identical to the lateral isometric that we named above but with the peculiarity that it is done on a vibrating platform. As we all know, the vibratory platform activates the work of many more muscle fibers than when the exercise is performed simply on the ground.