5 Minute Oblique Workout

This 5 minute oblique workout you can do at home is perfect for those days you only have a few minutes or you want to add some abdominal exercises to the end of your regular workout!

I get asked all the time how to have a slim waist and eliminate those tricky “love handles”.

That is a complicated question, as your overall workout plan and eating habits play a big role in where your body stores fat and your overall body composition.

You always want to make sure you have a good combination of cardio and strength training exercises in your workout routine. You also want to take a look at your diet and eliminate anything that may be contributing to bloating and fat storage.

Adding exercises to target the oblique muscles can help as well!

The obliques not only play a role in giving us that slim waist we want, they also play a large role in our posture, overall core strength and back health.

The oblique muscles attach into our low back, meaning that when they are strong, they can help stabilize our back and contribute to improved core strength and decrease back pain.

Those are pretty strong arguments for including some oblique exercises into your regular exercise routine!

This 5 Minute Oblique Workout can be done anywhere you have a little floor space. There is no special equipment needed! You don’t need to do 30 minutes of abdominal work a day to see results. Short workouts like this can have a huge effect when done consistently and correctly.

If you are brand new to Pilates or exercise, try my Pilates for Beginners workout first, and then move on to this oblique workout when you feel ready.

Let me know how it goes!

Of course, as always, check with your doctor before starting a new exercise program, and always stop if you feel pain or discomfort.

 

 

 

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