Sculpted Sides: Targeted Abs Training

Strong obliques are essential for keeping your core stable and supporting your everyday movements, whether you’re hitting the town or just hanging out. They help improve posture and prevent injuries, making it easier to stay active and feel your best. Do this workout with Dr. Syd to get started on healthy and strong side abs!

Side Abs (Obliques): [printable checklist] 

Equipment needed: 
  • Dumbbells (adjustable weight recommended)
  • Exercise mat
Sets and Reps
Reverse Flies
Stand bent over with a slight bend in your knees, hold a weight in each hand, and lift your arms out to the sides while keeping your back straight and your core engaged.
4 Sets of 8 Reps each
3-Way Curls
Hold a weight in each hand, perform a regular bicep curl, then curl halfway up for a few reps, and finish with hammer curls where your palms face each other.
4 Sets of 5 Reps each side
Side Plank Taps
Get into a side plank position with your body in a straight line, lift your top leg, and tap your top foot in front of and behind your bottom foot while keeping your core engaged.
4 Sets of 12 Reps each leg

Did You Know?

Okay, obliques are not the most pleasant thing to work out. But did you know this littl part of your body can actually do a ton for you?

  • Improved Posture: Strong side abs and obliques help maintain better posture by supporting the spine and pelvis.
  • Enhanced Athletic Performance: They contribute to powerful rotational movements needed in sports like tennis, baseball, and golf.
  • Injury Prevention: Strengthening these muscles reduces the risk of back and hip injuries by providing stability and balance.
  • Functional Strength: They aid in everyday movements such as bending, twisting, and lifting, making daily tasks easier.
  • Better Breathing: Strong obliques support the diaphragm and improve breathing efficiency during physical activity.


This routine is general advice and may not be suitable for everyone. Always consult with your physical therapist or physician to tailor the exercises to your specific recovery needs and to get professional guidance on your progress.


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At OutWellness ATX, we’re committed to supporting you through every step of your recovery journey. If you have any questions or need personalized advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to our expert team. We’re here to help you achieve a smooth and effective recovery.

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