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Oblique Decline Crunches

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Oblique Decline Crunches

This exercise works your obliques and provies a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


1 day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Decline Bench

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Decline Bench

Minimum Frequency: 1 day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Position yourself on the decline bench with your feet tucked under the pads. Clasp your fingers lightly around each ear with your elbows pointing forward. Your head should be raised about a foot off the bench.

  1. 1 Exhaling, bring your head forward and lift your whole upper body, while twisting your right elbow towards your left knee. At the peak of the motion, your upper body will be at about a 90 degree angle and your head facing to the side.
  2. 2 Inhale and lower your body back to starting position, making sure not to touch your head to the bench.
  3. 3 Repeat the motion to the opposite side.
  4. 4 Alternate and repeat until you have completed all repetitions for the set.