View Full Version : Working the obliques - medicine ball, cables, what?

12-08-2009, 09:47 AM
What do you find most effective for getting the obliques worked in addition to the rest of the abs?

12-08-2009, 10:10 AM
Twisting situps on an incline bench and twisting crunches/bicycle crunches.
Cable and elastic tubing exercises from the high, middle and low positions.
Jumping and twisting with barbells in both hands.
Medicine ball twists/rotations.
While rowing, I feel it mainly in the midline rectus abdominus muscles, but they are attatched on both sides to the obliques, so the obliques at least have to work stabilizing the rectus. This is also true of any exercise that seems to primarily work the midline abdominal muscles, including leg raises laying on an incline bench or mat.