oblique work besides side bends?

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  1. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    what are some effective oblique exercises besides db side bends? i'm looking for something which will work the area and won't aggravate my ribcage.

    edit: i currently do 4x10 side bends with 70-80lb dumbells twice a week.. i'd like something that will have roughly the same effect without bugging my ribcage.
     
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    Saxon side bends! :mamoru:
     
  3. infinite loop

    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    are you out of your mind? :rofl:

    i asked for something that won't aggravate my ribcage, not make the problem worse.
     
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    You could probably do leg lifts and rotate your body a little to target the obliques more.
     
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    That spinning thing I see the women at the gym doing with a broom handle?
     
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    I use this machine doing pretty much what this guy is doing. Lifting my feet up to my sides alternating. I like it.
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    i do those too.. i don't feel they isolate the obliques though.

    maybe my first post wasn't clear enough. i currently do 4x10 side bends with 70-80lb dumbells twice a week.. i'd like something that will have roughly the same effect without bugging my ribcage.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    those are great for a warmup :hs:
     
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    :rofl: @ calling it a "machine". That's what I meant in my post above yours...
    but it's not a machine.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    I do that with 60 and 65 lb barbells (I don't know if all gyms have these; mine has them in a rack and they go from 25 to 125 or so).

    I do two variations: in one I twist about 50% of the way around and then force the motion to stop by reversing my torso/hips the opposite direction. In the other I just twist as far as I can.

    Seems to be working and it's a good stretch :dunno:
     
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    side bridges
    cable chop & lift variations
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  12. lawrencel715

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    woodchops are pretty good.
     
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    what force is being altered?
     
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    Show me the moving parts......
     
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    I personally see no need for direct oblique work for 99% of the population. For me, they only widen an already wide wasteline.
     
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    infinite loop Statistically speaking, the Yankees do indeed suck

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    The chop and lift is with some sort of resitence in your hands....like a medicine ball or something...and you making a chopping motion while using your legs as well (hence the lift). You squat while you're hands are in front of you, and you burst into the chop with your arms and legs. Just picture a lumberjack chopping down a tree. You can use resistance bands, medicine ball, dumbells, a kettle ball, etc.....
     
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    full contact twist
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    Ceaze, what book?
     
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    Brometheus Ceaze, PhD. "Some exercise physiology shit I thought of when I was drunk one time."

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