3 Exercises Which Workout Your Obliques
While working towards a flat belly is fairly straightforward and direct. Working out and toning those love handles, not so much.
Not only are the exercises not that well known, but it is also a lot harder to work out that area. And sides are a body part which inevitably is visible irrespective of what you wear: jeans, dress, sari, shorts etc.
Therefore here are three exercises to work out those sides and tone them up.
#1 Russian Twist
A Russian Twist is probably one of the best exercises to work out those sides. You sit on a mat with your body upright and legs stretched straight. Bend them slightly and lift them off the floor.
As one does this, make sure your upper body is upright and then twist your body from one side to another.
As you twist your body, move your hands along with you and as you reach one side, place your hands to the ground for a second. Do close to 50 repetitions of the same.
To increase the intensity of the workout, one can also hold a weight in front of them as you're moving from one side to another. The weight can be a dumbbell or a medicine ball, anything.
#2 Hip Bridge
Now, this is a relatively easy workout but extremely effective. A hip bridge works out all that extra flab which is around your hips.
Lie down on your back straight on a mat and bend your knees. Then lift your hips and hold them up.
After a few second bring your hips back down but be sure not to touch the ground. Not making them touch the floor increases the intensity and strain on the excess flab near your hips.
Anything between 30-50 hip bridges is a great workout for your obliques and as you get fitter you can increase the repetitions along with the sets.