How to do a Decline Oblique Crunch

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About Decline Oblique Crunch

Sets Logged
80,319
Popularity Rank
560th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
75 mSCORE 77th
Equipment Required
  • Photo of Decline Bench
    Decline Bench
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Decline Oblique Crunch is a variation of the traditional Crunch. This bodyweight exercise primarily targets the obliques and core. By performing the exercise on a decline bench, you add more resistance and increase the range of motion. Twisting to each side as you crunch up ensures that you emphasize the obliques, making this an excellent exercise for building core strength and adding variety to your ab workouts.

  1. Secure your lower body into the decline bench and position both hands behind your head.
  2. Engage your core to raise your torso off the bench, and twist to one side such that your elbow is arcing towards your opposite knee.
  3. Keep your core engaged and hold this position for a moment at the top of the movement.
  4. Either continue to reach for the same side or alternate between each repetition.
  5. You should feel this in your abdominals and obliques.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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    1 Set Max
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