Doing an Oblique Workout
A very important thing
that you need to do to get you abdominals in shape is to do an oblique
workout, this is because a oblique workout will work on shaping the
side of your abdomen. The oblique muscles are responsible for twisting
the body at the waste, and so it can be useful to do an oblique workout
to get your oblique muscles in shape if you do any sporting activity,
especially sports which involves lots of twisting of the torso, such as
To help get you obliques in shape there are a number of oblique workouts that you can do to work this area of the torso. To get all of your abdominal area in shape you will have to do an oblique workout on both your abs and oblique muscles. To do this requires doing slightly different movement to target each of these different abdominal areas.
Here is some basic
information about the oblique abdominal muscles, internal oblique and
the external obliques. You have two different oblique muscles these
being the internal oblique and the external oblique, both of which you
need to use a oblique workout to get your abs in shape. One of the two
types of oblique muscles are the external oblique muscles All of the
oblique strategies about are focused on that fact of working the two
different oblique muscles. The internal oblique abdominals is the name
given to the internal oblique muscle or the internal oblique that are
responsible for twisting the body at the waist..
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Oblique workoutsThe following oblique workouts work the external and internal obliques, which are the muscles that you use when you twist or rotate your torso from side to side, for these oblique workouts in addition to thinking about bringing your sternum and pelvis together, Imagine your sides working to rotate your torso toning this area can help provide support for the lower back.
Standing torso twistHere is a good move for beginners. For this one forget about bringing your sternum and pelvis together and just think about using your obliques to twist strengthen your obliques with this twisting movement of your trunk
1) Stand with your feet shoulder width apart with your hands behind your head and elbows straight out to the side.
2) Rotate your torso 90 degrees to the left, so that you’re facing the left side with your upper body but your feet and legs still face forward. Think about leading with your shoulder Hold for a second, tighten the abs, and then return to the starting position.
3) Repeat on the same side 15 – 20 times then do the same thing on the right side. Don’t rush through Make sure you hold the twist position for a few seconds before your return to centre.
The standing torso twist And other exercises that work the external and internal obliques Can help get rid of love handles
When you first start
doing an oblique workout, you may find that you have tender oblique
muscles after the oblique workout for a day to a few days later.