Primary muscles: Internal and external obliques
Secondary muscles: Abs, lower back
Equipment: No equipment
LYING SIDE CRUNCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your side with your knees slightly bent, one leg on top of the other and place your right hand behind the head.
2. Lift your torso and squeeze the obliques.
3. Lower your body back to the floor, repeat, and then switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Engage your core, keep your back, head, and neck neutral and face front. Exhale as you squeeze the obliques and crunch. Breathe in as you return to the starting position.
The lying side crunch targets the external and internal obliques and helps to sculpt the waist. This exercise strengthens the side ab wall, giving you a more shapely figure.
SETS AND REPS
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