Oblique sit ups not really working

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Oblique sit ups not really working

Postby Caters » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:06 am

I tried to exercise my obliques by doing oblique sit ups a few days ago. I bent forward and put my left elbow on my right knee and then put my right elbow on my left knee.

However I did not notice anything in my obliques. I felt the burn mainly in my rectus abdominis.

For all 3 exercises I did because of how my muscles were sore from the injury I took a few deep breaths after each set of 10 and was able to do 3 sets of 10 for each exercise without my muscles getting all that sore.

I must not be doing something right because that was supposed to make me feel the burn in my obliques.

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Re: Oblique sit ups not really working

Postby Boss Man » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:46 pm

You could try doing that move with a medicine ball or a small amount of disc weight and then twist left and then right before lowering down, afterwards repeating the movement for the desired number of reps.

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Re: Oblique sit ups not really working

Postby Caters » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:07 pm

I found out that it was because I bent forward and then twisted instead of twisting and then bending forward. When I twisted and bent forward I could feel my obliques. It was much harder to do it but that is pretty much always the case when you exercise a new muscle.

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Re: Oblique sit ups not really working

Postby Boss Man » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:11 pm

Well yes, these things take time sometimes and you don't always get it right first time.


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