Last Updated on September 8, 2019 by Femniqe Editorial
1. Wall Leaning Side Crunch
Kicking off the routine is a oblique-focused move that will help to tone and shape up your waistline. It’s very beginner friendly but packs a lot of intensity when done properly.
One thing I should point out, when performing this exercise, DO NOT use a dumbbell over 5 pounds.
In fact, you don’t need a dumbbell for this exercise.
But if you do, don’t use a dumbbell that’s too heavy.
Remember, the goal is to develop a small and toned waistline not a “bulky” one.
If you use too much weight in your ab training, you’ll find that your obliques become thicker, hence widening your waistline.
How to do it
- Get into position A leaning sideways to the wall using left hand as support, standing on your left foot and right foot hovering above the ground.
- Your right hand should be holding the dumbbell over your head.
- Now slowly raise your right knee upwards touching the right elbow, performing a side crunch as demonstrated in position B.
- Hold that position for one second then slowly return to position A and repeat the required amount of reps for that set.