Side Plank Oblique Crunch

Side Plank Oblique Crunch


This exercise involves starting in a side plank position and then bringing your top elbow and knee together in a crunch motion, targeting the oblique muscles on the side of your body. It is a challenging core exercise that requires stability and control.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Side Plank Oblique Crunch Instructions

  1. Start in a side plank position with your elbow on the ground and your feet stacked on top of each other.
  2. Place your top hand behind your head with your elbow pointing towards the ceiling.
  3. Engage your core and lift your hips off the ground, creating a straight line from your head to your feet.
  4. Bring your top elbow and knee towards each other, crunching your obliques.
  5. Extend your arm and leg back out to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of reps on one side before switching to the other side.

Side Plank Oblique Crunch Form & Visual

Side Plank Oblique Crunch

Side Plank Oblique Crunch Benefits

  • Strengthens oblique muscles
  • Improves core stability
  • Increases balance and coordination
  • Helps prevent lower back pain
  • Targets multiple muscle groups at once

Side Plank Oblique Crunch Muscles Worked

  • Obliques
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Transverse Abdominis
  • Gluteus Medius
  • Gluteus Minimus
  • Tensor Fasciae Latae

Side Plank Oblique Crunch Variations & Alternatives

  • Side Plank Hip Dips
  • Side Plank with Leg Lift
  • Side Plank with Arm Reach
  • Side Plank with Knee Tuck
  • Side Plank with Twist