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Lying Side Oblique Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Keep your back straight
  • Contract your abs the entire time

Lying Side Oblique Crunches

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

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


1 day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Lie on your right side with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle and your legs on top of each other. Rest your right shoulder and forearm on the ground and place that hand on your left thigh. Your left shoulder should be raised off the ground, with your left hand covering your left ear.

  1. 1 Exhaling, bring your left elbow up towards your left hip. Focus on crunching the side of your body, not the front. Keep your legs in starting position the entire time.
  2. 2 Inhale and lower your body to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.
  4. 4 Switch sides and repeat motions.