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    ok so i've been tweaking my ab routine for months, and I love the program I have for my upper and lower abs, but Ive yet to find any obliques excercises that I really like, and feel like there really doing there job.

    I pretty much have a six pack already, but im looking for that framing effect that only oblique excercises can produce...

    so what are some of your favorite oblique exercises?

    What have you had success with, and which ones have you found to be unaffective?

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    I'm interested in this as well. I hate most oblique exercises
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    decline abs twist with a 25 plate or oblique machine, the one at 24 hour fitness is amazing. I signed back up last night just cuz I miss it. 588 for 3 year prepaid pass
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    Side planks

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    I just add twisting movements to my ab workout. I'll work the obliques a little when I'm doing my crunches, and then sometimes I do side twists. My goal is to keep my obliques as tight as possible, rather than have them grow. I have wide shoulders so I want the smallest waistline I can get. A lot of the big bodybuilders can't even hardly suck their stomach in because their abdomen is bulging so much. F that S.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinon View Post
    Side planks

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    Love the side plank. Don't forget that your lower back needs attention when sculpting your abs. Weighted "side bends" have my low back and obliques sore the next two days. Also, a declined crunch with a quick shoulder rotation at the top will really get your sides.

    Also, try taking a cable and like a wood-chopper motion take it from one side to the other (straight arms in front of you, and focus on the movement of your shoulders facing one side and then the other, nice and controlled). Gives you a nice rotation in your abs in a standing position.

    Key with obliques is making sure you are getting really good rotation in the shoulders so that your obliques are getting the full range of motion.
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    thanks for your suggesttions, i'll be sure to try some of these out. Yea iv used several of these before, I'v mainly just not liked the lack of any good weighted/resistence obliques excersices...i will be sure to try the woodcutters and some of these other techniques tho

    thanks again
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    Twisting movements are horrible for your lower back. Side planks, Side plank cable rows, V Sit Ups, and Kneeling Reverse Cable Chops all work your entire abdominal area well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtp217 View Post
    Twisting movements are horrible for your lower back. Side planks, Side plank cable rows, V Sit Ups, and Kneeling Reverse Cable Chops all work your entire abdominal area well.
    I don't know if you were referring to my post, so I just wanted to clear up what I was saying. Work your obliques with twisting motions, but don't forget the low back to get an all around solid core with planks, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlejeni View Post
    I don't know if you were referring to my post, so I just wanted to clear up what I was saying. Work your obliques with twisting motions, but don't forget the low back to get an all around solid core with planks, etc.
    Sorry, I wasn't really referring to anyone specifically lol. To many people try and put all the motion from the twisting motion on their lower back with is extremely dangerous, not to mention counterproductive. If you are going to do something that has a twisting motion make sure the motion is coming from your shoulders and thoracic (upper back) and not the low back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtp217 View Post
    Sorry, I wasn't really referring to anyone specifically lol. To many people try and put all the motion from the twisting motion on their lower back with is extremely dangerous, not to mention counterproductive. If you are going to do something that has a twisting motion make sure the motion is coming from your shoulders and thoracic (upper back) and not the low back.
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    Perhaps side bends with a plate or dumbell. Side planks are great too. I agree with too much motion putting stress on the back though.You can also try side bends on the cables as well. Hope that helps good luck.
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    i like and side bends and side planks, decline crunches with a weight and twist at the top
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    if done correctly side bends with the plates or dumbells are killers and you will deffinitley feel it the next day ^_^
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    Russian twists w/ a weight are an obliques godsend
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    Standing DB side bends will blow your obliques apart, and bring in those deep horizontal lines right below the waistline every guy wants.
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    I'll use a 45lb plate in one hand and go for send bends, i do about 4 sets of 10-15 rep range, really feel it ..
  

  
 

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