How to Do
How to Do Oblique Floor Crunches Twist Crunches
This exercise is appropriate for those who have good CORE strength and good flexibility in the upper and lower back muscles.
Do not exert pressure or pull on the neck.
Do not let the head curl forward where the chin touches the chest.
Beginning Crunches on the Oblique Side
Lie flat on the back. Position the arms along either side of the body.
Bend the knees until the feet are flat on the floor.
Place the right hand on the back of your neck at the base of the skull for support throughout this exercise.
The left arm should be at your side with your palm facing the ceiling.
Keep the eyes focused on the ceiling throughout the exercise.
Crunches on the Oblique Side Movement
1. Lift the right shoulder off the floor.
2. Rotate the trunk until the right elbow points at the opposing knee. Hold and squeeze the tummy.
3. Slowly return to the starting position, and then repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
Crunches on the Oblique Side Benefits
The Crunch-Oblique is a beginner exercise that targets the CORE muscles that allow one to bend to the side and twist the torso obliques.
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