Oblique Crunch

Oblique Crunches – Martial Arts Strength Exercise

This page looks at the strength training exercise known as Oblique Crunches (or Side Crunches). These crunches are an exercise to build up core strength. Oblique crunches will help to improve rotational power (“torquing” power) and thus help to increase martial arts kicking and punching strength. Another variation is the standing oblique crunch.

All stretches and exercises should be supervised by a trained instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Instructional Videos for Oblique Crunches (Side Crunches)

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