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Oblique Crunch

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Oblique Crunch

*Always check with a doctor prior to beginning a new workout or health regimen

This exercise strengthens your abs and obliques, the muscles that extend down your abdomen at an angle. It’s great for working away "love handles."

  • Lie on your back with your hands behind your head.
  • Keeping your lower back pressed onto the floor, lift your shoulders off the floor.
  • Meanwhile, curl your upper body diagonally toward one knee.
  • Contract your abs.
  • Slowly return to your original position.
  • Repeat on the other side.