Have you been dreaming of an itty bitty waist? This 20 minute oblique workout will define and shape your core. Your obliques are the muscles that run along the side of your torso, giving it the trademark hourglass shape. They also play an important role in helping you with balance and stability. The other muscles that help you obtain a slim waist are the transverse abdominals. These muscles act as your body’s corset, pulling everything in and holding it tight.
This 20-minute ab workout will target your obliques and transverse abdominals to give you a slimmer waistline and stronger core.
What You’ll Need: A light to medium weight (either a medicine ball or a dumbbell from 5-10 lb.), gym mat, and timer. Gymboss is a free-to-download timer app.
What to Do: Perform each exercise for 40 seconds, then rest for 20. Repeat a total of 4 times.
1. Weighted Russian Twist
2. Alternating Toe Touches
3. Elbow Plank
4. Plank Hip Dips
5. Bicycle Crunch
Alternating Toe Touches
Plank Hip Dips
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