November 27, 2009, Newsletter Issue #405: Lateral 'Side-Lying' Iso-Abs

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So did you try out the 'Prone Iso-Abs' exercise a few weeks ago?  Well, this is very similar to that exercise.  Many people want to find ways to exercise their obliques or 'side-abs'.  Here is an exercise that will help you strengthen the sides of your abdomen.
Go back a few posts and read the 'Prone Iso-Abs' Blog exercise tip to get a better hang on this one.
Side-Lying Iso Abs is terribly similar, just different in the fact that you are laying on your side, with your body perpendicular to the floor.  Put the arm underneath you firmly on the ground, from your hand to your elbow on the ground, the other arm laying on the side of your body.  Your torso should be off the ground with hips on the ground.  Lift the hips off the ground trying to make the body straight, tightening up the abdomen.  One can either hold in that position or bring the hips back down to the floor and perform reps of going up and down.  Make sure that the body is straight, mighty straight, which will make the exercise tougher and better for your obliques and abs in general. 
Make sure to do both sides of your body.  If you want to make it a little tougher from a balance standpoint, you can point the arm that is away form the floor towards the ceiling for the duration of the exercise.  If that's not enough, don't allow the feet to touch and hold up the leg that is not on the ground up.  Good luck!

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