60 minute beginner oblique workout at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner oblique workout at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Created by
Sean Klein
Last updated
01/04/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Side Plank with Reach Through
  • Side Plank
  • Quadrupled Extensions
  • Circuit 2
  • Pike Press Up
  • Frog Pump
  • Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered
  • Circuit 3
  • Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise
  • Bottom of Press Up Hold

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank with Reach Through

Complete 8 repetitions

The side plank with reach through is a great resisting rotation exercise that brings some dynamic movement to the traditional side plank.

Benefits of Side Plank with Reach Through

The main benefit of the side plank with reach through is its ability to create adaptation in the obliques. This exercise can be a great way to build some dynamic core work into a training programme rather than just focusing on the traditional static holds.

How To Do Side Plank with Reach Through

  1. Start in a solid side plank position with the hips high, the feet stacked on top of each other and the elbow below the shoulder.
  2. Bring the hand under the body and touch the floor based on your range.
  3. Rotate the body and hips so they face the floor as much as able when reaching under the body.
  4. Bring the body slowly back to the starting position and reach the hand towards the ceiling.

Coaching Tips For Side Plank with Reach Through

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank with Reach Through correctly:

  • Keep hips and shoulders inline
  • Lock the elbow and do not allow it to bend.

Side Plank

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the hips in line with the shoulders
  • Tilt your pelvis so the lower back is slightly rounded and squeeze the abdominals.

Quadrupled Extensions

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Quadrupled Extensions

Follow these cues to perform Quadrupled Extensions correctly:

  • Take your time and do a slight pause at extension, feel the tension in the glutes.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Pike Press Up

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Pike Press Up

Follow these cues to perform Pike Press Up correctly:

  • Create a tripod with your hands and head
  • Do no flare out elbows aggressivly
  • Move slowly with control.

Frog Pump

Complete 25 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Frog Pump

Follow these cues to perform Frog Pump correctly:

  • Keep soles of the feet together, try different feet positioning to find where you can get maximal glute activation.

Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered

Follow these cues to perform Deadbug Hold with Single Leg Lowered correctly:

  • Ensure lower back is pressed into the floor
  • Do not lower the leg so far that your lower back comes off the floor, only go as far as able while holding a good position.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Complete 6 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank Kneeling Leg Raise correctly:

  • Keep the hips as high as able
  • Slowly lift the leg to its end range and bring to the starting position.

Bottom of Press Up Hold

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Bottom of Press Up Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bottom of Press Up Hold correctly:

  • Keep tension in the chest
  • Keep shoulders and hips inline.

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