Oblique Sit-Up


  • Lie on your back, with your hands behind your head.
  • Lift your legs and bend your knees to about 90 degrees.
  • Lift your upper body diagonally by contracting your obliques and bending forward, until your right elbow touches your left leg, or vice versa.
  • Return to the starting position.


The sit-up is a classic body weight exercise for strengthening your abs. This is a variant of the sit-up that targets the obliques.

Muscles Worked


  • Obliques


  • Abs

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