60 minute intermediate oblique workout with a pull up bar at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute intermediate oblique workout with a pull up bar 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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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Side Plank
  • Circuit 2
  • Side Plank Lift
  • Circuit 3
  • Side Plank Leg Raises
  • Circuit 4
  • Side Plank with Reach Through
  • Bird Dog in Bear Crawl Hold
  • Straight Arm Side Plank

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank

Complete 40 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.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank Lift

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Plank Lift

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank Lift correctly:

  • Keep elbow underneath shoulder
  • Slowly lower the hips to the floor and lift
  • Keep hips in line with shoulders.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank Leg Raises

Complete 10 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Side Plank Leg Raises

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank Leg Raises correctly:

  • Keep the hips in line with the shoulders and keep them high throughout
  • Do not lift to excessive range
  • Move with control.

Circuit 4

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank with Reach Through

Complete 10 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.

Bird Dog in Bear Crawl Hold

Complete 5 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Bird Dog in Bear Crawl Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bird Dog in Bear Crawl Hold correctly:

  • Create a very stable base in the bear crawl position
  • Slowly lift off opposite arm and opposite leg and find balance.

Straight Arm Side Plank

Complete 25 seconds

Coaching Tips For Straight Arm Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Straight Arm Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the feet, hips and shoulders inline
  • Do not let the hips drop
  • Keep the elbow locked and fingers facing away from the feet.

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