7 Exercises to Tone Your Oblique Muscles

Strong oblique muscles translate to a better body in a number of ways. They support the spinal column, reduce risk of type 2 diabetes (which is commonly linked to excess abdominal fat), and improve performance in physical activities involving quick movements and twisting.

Of course, they look great, too. The highly sought-after V-shape is often a byproduct of a healthy diet and toned obliques.

Say goodbye to standard crunches, and try these fat-burning exercises that target the oblique muscles.

Note: Suggested weights, reps and sets will vary drastically depending on your strength. Start light and adjust accordingly.

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