Exercises For Obliques

One of the best, and hardest, exercises for the obliques is the Sideways Cable Crunch. This exercise alone can get you great results in your obliques, both in terms of strength and in terms of appearance.

Unfortunately you can’t perform the Sideways Cable Crunch at home, unless you have a cable pulley. Most of us have to go to the gym.

Here’s how the Sideways Cable Crunch is performed:

Start Position: Kneel on the floor and hold the cable pulley close to your head with one hand. The other hand should be held at your side.

Movement: Set a weight you feel comfortable with. Pull the cable pulley downwards diagonally while twisting your body to the side. Make sure to twist to the opposite side from the hand which is holding the cable pulley. Slowly raise yourself until your back is at a slightly elevated angle. Switch sides. Repeat.


  1. Don’t allow your knees to leave the floor
  2. Keep your head and neck straight
  3. Close your eyes and focus on your muscles

Don’t make the Sideways Cable Crunch the only obliques exercise in your workout session. Your results will be maximized if you incorporate this exercise with more abs exercises.