Side Obliques

Here's an alternative to the previous exercise. Use it to break up the monotony whenever you please. If you choose them, make sure to keep your knees over to the side to keep the focus on the obliques.

Side oblique start/finish.

Here is how you properly perform a side oblique:

1. Lie on a mat on your right side with your knees bent.

2. Place both hands behind your neck and keep your head looking straight at the ceiling.

3. Use your oblique muscles to lift your upper body slightly off the mat.

4. Hold yourself off the mat for a second and then return to your starting position.

The following is a don't:

> Bend your neck to the side as you lift your torso off the mat.

The following is a list of do's:

> Keep your shoulder and head going straight toward the ceiling.

> Make sure your knees stay over to the side.

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