Foot To Foot Crunch

Another great oblique crunches exercise is known as the foot to foot crunch . This is a side to side crunch where it will engage primarily the oblique muscles.

Any exercise which you have to twists or bend at the waist will work your oblique muscle.

The muscles that this exercise focus on are internal and external obliques. These are the muscles that help you to turn and bend at the waist.

The foot to foot crunch is performed on an exercise mat, but you can also perform this exercise standing up with a side to side motion.

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Step On Doing The Foot To Foot Crunch

This exercise is one of the more common oblique workouts. It is effective and only requires an exercise mat.

1.Lie on the floor with knees bent.

2.Place your hands by your side with your palms facing towards your body.

3.Lift your upper body until your shoulders are off the ground.

4.Now reach your right hand to your right heel, twisting the upper body slightly.

5.Return to starting position and repeat on the with the left hand to the left heel.

6.Continue alternating sides. Do this for 8 - 15 repetitions. A rep for this exercise would be two crunches, one on the right side and one on the left side.

Watch the video on how to do this exercise correctly.

While doing this exercise make sure to keep your foot on the floor to minimize movement of your hips.

Oblique Crunch Exercise

The start position of both exercise begin at the same position as a regular crunch, but as you lift off the floor you will do a slight twist of your body in order to engage the oblique muscles.

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