5 Oblique Exercises To Shape A Tiny Waist

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If you want to workout on your waist, the oblique exercises are perfect for you. Not only will you strengthen the oblique muscles, you will feel your core stronger and even more firm. Thus, if you are bored and tired of those regular crunches, try these 5 special oblique exercise to shape your tiny waist you always dreamed of.

Here they are:

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1. Side Plank with Hip Dips

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Start by lying on one side, propped up on one elbow;
Keep your body in a straight line;
Make sure your feet are stacked on top of one another;
Keep your hips lifted;
Lower slowly down until hip barely touches the ground;
Then, lift back up;
Repeat on opposite side;
Do 2 sets of 15 reps.

2. Plank Hip Twists
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Hold a forearm plank position;
Make sure to squeeze legs together for an extra inner thigh bonus;
Twists hips up and over the midline;
Alternate left to right;
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

3. Plank with Oblique Crunches

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Set up in a forearm plank;
Make sure you have your elbows under your shoulders;
Keep your body in a nice straight line down to your toes;
Hold the plank and then tuck one knee up to the outside of the elbow on that side;
Crunch the knee in without letting your butt go up in the air or your hips sag;
Your core may rotate a bit as you tuck;
Then extend the leg back out;
Tuck the other knee in outside your other elbow;
Keep alternating knee tucks to each side;
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

4. Toe-Heel Reaches with Weights

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Stand with feet slightly wider than hip-distance apart;
With a 5 to 10 lb weight in each hand, reach right arm to right toe, followed by left arm to left toe;
Then reach right arm along the back of leg towards the right heel, followed by the left arm towards the left heel;
Avoid bending too much from the hips;
Perform this move slowly for 30 seconds, faster for 30 seconds;
Then double-time without weights for 30 seconds;
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.

5. Single-Sided Mountain Climber

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Keep your hands slightly wider than shoulder-width apart;
Pull right knee over towards left elbow;
Switch, pulling left leg in towards left elbow;
Your right hip should be slightly lower than the left;
Do as many reps as possible for 45 seconds;
Repeat, bringing knees toward the right elbow;
Do 4 sets per side.

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