Oblique Burn Workout

If part of your fitness goal is to get a sleek midsection, then I have a great oblique burning workout for you.

The key to firming up the muffin top area is by doing oblique exercises. Now, oblique exercises tend to feel easy when you do them then have a crazy burn the following few days. So, even if this feels easy — you’ve been warned! (You may need help tying your shoes tomorrow).

I’ve included Level 1 and Level 2 exercises so this workout can be accessible to various levels of flexibility and fitness.

Oblique Burn Workout

1 – Airplanes (50x)

Level 1 – Feet shoulder width apart, arms straight down by your hips. Bend at the waist and touch your fingertips to the side of your knees, alternate sides.

 

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Level 2 – Feet shoulder width apart, arms straight out to the side. Bend at the waist 45 degrees, alternate sides.

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2 – Zombie Toe Touches (30x)

Level 1 – Feet shoulder width apart, arms straight out in front of you. Step one bent leg up and tap your hand to knee, alternate sides.

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Level 2 – Feet shoulder width apart, arms straight out in front of you. Step one straight leg up and tap your hand to toe, alternate sides.

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3 – Opposite Side Crunches (30X)

Level 1 – Lying down crunch position, hands behind the head and elbows out. Crunch up twisting opposite side elbow towards opposite side knee, alternate sides. (For level 1 elbow does not need to touch knee).

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Level 2 – Lying down crunch position, hands behind the head and elbows out. Crunch up twisting opposite side elbow to touch opposite side knee, alternate sides.

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4 – Side Plank (30 seconds x 2)

Level 1 – Lying on one side, prop yourself up on your elbow, and lift your hip off the floor. Body is a straight line, free arm is at your side. For stability feet can be staggered forward and back of each other. Hold, and alternate sides.

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Level 2 – Lying on one side, prop yourself up on your hand with a straight arm,  lift your hip off the floor. Body is a straight line, free arm is at your side. For stability feet can be staggered forward and back of each other. Hold, and alternate sides.

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I love a good oblique burn, I hope you do too!

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