Oblique exercises for women
Want to sculpt your stomach into shape? These waist-cinching exercises will activate your external abs for a toned tummy
Winter is nearly done and dusted (hurrah!), so now is the time to start thinking about getting a bikini bod. You know what that means? Time to whittle your waist for tummy-baring tops and body-boosting swimwear. There's nothing better than a few oblique moves to add some definition to your side. Try these simple exercises for a little extra va va voom!
These five basic yet effective exercises target the obliques (the side abdominal muscles). Shaping up this area does wonders in complimenting a toned tum and waist, so don't think that you've got the mid-section covered if all you're doing are planks and crunches.
All you need to complete this workout is a medicine ball, Swiss ball and a little bit of motivation. Use a medicine ball that challenges you to the fullest without compromising your form.
Kit you'll need
3-8kg medicine ball
How to do it
Beginners 2 x 10 reps
Intermediate 3 x 15 reps
Advanced 4 x 15 reps