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Elbow To Knee Oblique Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Make sure both legs are off the floor in the crunch

Elbow To Knee Oblique Crunches

This exercise targets your obliques and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Clasp your fingers behind your head, your elbows touching the ground.

  1. 1 In one fluid motion, lift your left shoulder/elbow and your right knee towards each other, but not touching. Keep your right elbow on the ground and extend your left leg straight out, 6 inches off the floor. Exhale on the crunch.
  2. 2 Inhale and return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat the motion on one side, or alternate sides until you have completed all repetitions for the set.