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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Oblique Raises

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout

 

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Oblique Raises

 

We are going back to those pesky obliques today!

httpv://youtu.be/ipHGWnq3uys

I picked this one this week because I did these yesterday in my abs express class. I was stunned at how difficult it was to sustain this exercise! It works everything, especially the obliques. I did both this version and the modified version which leaves the bottom leg on the floor and bent at a right angle. Although it was difficult it was good, definitely a move that gets you a lot of bang for your buck!

Have you ever tried Oblique raises?

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32 comments

The Dose of Reality October 30, 2013 - 6:21 am

Ahhhh, the obliques. GAH! These things are HARD. (the exercises, not my abs) I should have known that planking was involved in there somewhere. The leg lift thing looks so easy when he does it, but it doesn’t look quite like that when I attempt it. I’m impressed that you were able to do these (not surprised because you are an awesome fitness goddess, but impressed!) –Lisa

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:21 am

ha it was only because I had a trainer there watching me, on my own? maybe not 🙂

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Allie October 30, 2013 - 6:34 am

I love the standing oblique crunches! It’s so hard to work your abs while standing up and this one is GREAT!! Thanks again – I’ll be using this in class tonight for sure.

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Janine October 30, 2013 - 7:30 am

For some reason I never thought of standing and working out your abs, but these do look like they would totally do the job. Thanks for sharing, Nellie!! 🙂

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:19 am

You are so welcome Janine 🙂

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Miz October 30, 2013 - 7:38 am

NEVER!NEVER!!
and I so so so need.
SO NEED.

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:19 am

🙂 Miz

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Kita October 30, 2013 - 9:01 am

Child please I did a new exercise on Monday and my thighs are killing me and I do mean killing me I can’t even bend down without being in pain

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:19 am

yay girl that means you did something RIGHT 🙂

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Kim October 30, 2013 - 9:07 am

Can’t wait to get to the standing oblique work!!! And those side leg crunches are painful!!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:18 am

They are Kim! But you totally rock all the moves so I have no worries.

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Tamara October 30, 2013 - 10:37 am

That guy is getting all sweaty! I think I like standing obliques better than not. I don’t like sitting or laying down to exercise. It makes me want to stay on the ground longer. And go to sleep.

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:18 am

Ha! That is how I feel about yoga, it is a touch TOO relaxing 🙂

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Joi October 30, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Pesky is a good description, lol! I must put this down in the notebook!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:17 am

Your class ain’t gonna like me! 🙂

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FitBritt October 30, 2013 - 3:56 pm

Oh my gosh these are so hard! Plus, I can never find a good position where my hip doesn’t hurt!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:17 am

I know what you mean, put a towel under your hip helps!

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Yum Yucky October 30, 2013 - 9:41 pm

Thank you for the eye candy in that video.

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:16 am

You are welcome Josie!

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KalleyC October 30, 2013 - 10:06 pm

I have yet to do this! I’m thinking I am going to hVe to work my way up to these!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:16 am

Its pretty awesome!

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Leslie October 30, 2013 - 10:12 pm

I’ve done variations of these in many of my workouts…definitely the planks are the hardest…especially since abs are usually toward the end of the workout.

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:16 am

Yeah, I’ve actually started doing them ahead of any workout and it makes a difference, especially because my energy level is higher for the moves!

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Carla October 30, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Nice! You always share a lot of good ab exercises.

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:15 am

yeah, I am learning as I go. Thanks!

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Michelle October 30, 2013 - 11:43 pm

Now you know I can’t do those! I haven’t been to boot camp in so long its going to be like starting over! Ugh!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:15 am

welp, the only way to get back into it is to start!! 🙂 Besides, I totally believe you can do it!!

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Britton October 31, 2013 - 10:20 am

Oh this looks like something I would want to try! Like one of the previous commenters stated, I never thought of doing ab workouts standing up, but these look like they would be effective!

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:14 am

they are great Britton!

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Brittnei October 31, 2013 - 6:36 pm

Oh my! You’ve inspired me to want to bring these back into my workout! I can remember doing them and they made my abs feel like I had done them for at least a week straight! 🙂

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Nellie November 3, 2013 - 12:14 am

ha they are awesome. Welcome back Brittnei!

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