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5-Minutes Oblique Workout At Home: Build Strong Obliques

Intense 5 Minute At Home Oblique Workout

FitGAG readers, what’s up! We are currently doing an intense oblique exercise. Six-pack, also known as your rectus abdominis, is located on either side.

You can strengthen your obliques to improve your posture and reduce back pain.

This intense, 5-minute oblique exercise targets these core muscles.

Find a spot on the ground that is comfortable in an open area. Follow the below exercises for five minutes of continuous exercise.

Total Length: 5 Minutes

Intensity: High

Equipment: No equipment required

Experience Level

Beginner

Perform this exercise three times. After each workout, take a break for three minutes and then return to the beginning.

Intermediate

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take 2 minutes to rest and then return to the routine.

Advanced

Perform this workout four times. After each workout, take a minute to rest and then return to the routine.

5-Minutes Oblique Workout At Home

Each of the following exercises should be completed in 60 seconds. Then, transition to the next exercise with no rest. Take a break if you feel the need.

Try to increase the number of reps or take fewer breaks each time you complete this circuit.

#1 Penguins

Setup

  • Lay on your back, knees bent, feet on the ground.
  • Lift your head above the ground.

Instruction

  1. To reach your right heel, contract your right oblique.
  2. Next, return to the original position and repeat the motion on the left.
  3. Keep switching sides!
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#2 Side Sky Touches

Setup

  • Lay on your back, knees bent, feet on the ground.

Instruction

  1. Engage your upper abs, obliques, and core muscles to reach the right.
  2. Return to the original position and then repeat the process on the left.
  3. Keep switching sides!

#3 Bikes

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your legs bent in an elevated position.
  • Lift your head off the ground and support your head with your hands.

Instruction

  1. Place your right knee in front of your chest, and then push your left foot forward as though you were riding a bicycle.
  2. Turn your body so that your left elbow touches your right knee.
  3. Continue this motion on the opposite side, and continue to alternate!

#4 Starfish

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your legs out in front and your arms above your head.
  • Lift your legs about six inches above the ground.

Instruction

  1. Move your left leg toward you, and then contract your right oblique so that your right-hand touches your foot.
  2. Continue this motion on the opposite side, and continue to alternate!

#5 Side Leg Raises

Setup

  • Lay on your back, with your legs straight ahead and your arms at your sides.
  • Lift your legs slightly above the ground.

Instruction

  1. To raise your legs and extend your right oblique, contract your right side.
  2. Return to the original position and continue the motion on the left.
  3. Keep switching sides!

Author

  • Todd Miller

    Todd Miller is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has been a CrossFit athlete and coach for over 8 years, and he is passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals and improve their overall health and wellness. As an author at FitGAG, Todd shares his knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics related to CrossFit, including functional fitness movements, Olympic weightlifting, and overall health and wellness. He believes that CrossFit is a fun and effective way to improve overall fitness and well-being, and he strives to inspire his readers to incorporate CrossFit into their fitness routines. Through his articles, Todd aims to provide his readers with practical tips and strategies for optimizing their performance and achieving their fitness goals.

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