Primary muscles: Internal and external obliques
Secondary muscles: Core
Equipment: No equipment
Exercise for the opposite muscles: Superman
SIDE CRUNCH INSTRUCTIONS
1. Lie on your back with your hands supporting your head, bend the knees and rotate your hips to the left.
2. Lift your shoulders off the floor, squeeze the obliques and hold for 1 to 2 seconds.
3. Slowly return to the starting position, repeat, and switch sides.
PROPER FORM AND BREATHING PATTERN
Keep your head, neck and back neutral, engage your core, open your chest and look up. Exhale as you slowly lift your shoulders off the floor and move your body straight up. Breathe in as you return to the starting position.
The side crunch targets the external and internal obliques and strengthens the side ab wall. This exercise helps to sculpt the waist, giving you a more shapely body.
SETS AND REPS
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