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3 Moves to Light Up Your Obliques

The tried and true side plank is a staple in many training programs across the nation, and for good reason. It’s a great movement that strengthens the shoulder girdle and the lateral core. But after some time, it’s very possible that you will need to progress your side plank in order to see continued results.

Here are 3 exercises to light up those obliques when side planks become just a bit too easy.

1/2 kneeling Pallof press

While this isn’t necessarily a progression to the side plank, it will work your obliques big time. Because the band or cable it trying to twist you, your hips and obliques will need to brace in order to keep your spine and hips in position. This looks innocent, but your obliques will be screaming after 10 reps.

Oblique hold off bench