Building grit and finding inner lightness with core fitness training, the second of our 3 part series on training the core focuses on the obliques.
In my 3rd trimester with baby 4 so I've left it to others to demonstrate these moves through the links embedded. I've surrendered my core to this new gem for the time being.
Twist, Turn and Lengthen
Most widely known as the waist trainers of the ab area, accessing the obliques properly will also help maintain a strong lower back and take care of the much maligned ‘muffin top’ above your tush. The obliques are often easiest to train in a twisting motion, however what often gets overlooked is the importance of lengthening the lower back and maintaining your core fitness strength so that the entire side area (front, side waist, ribs and lower back) is engaged. Our favorite 3 waist training exercises are :
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