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Old 10-07-2013, 10:30 PM   #21
Damon Stewart
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Re: Obliques - Best way to develop?

These days I just snatch, press, clean and jerk, squat, and do a couple WODs a week. Have always had obliques, have never isolated abs. Genetics + consistent compound movements + single digits body fat does the trick.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #22
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Re: Obliques - Best way to develop?

Yeah, Aushion those are pretty awesome and fun.

I used to like doing Front Lever circles or Body circles to a Flex arm Hang. It's bit like an "Ice-Cream Maker" on Rings or FL pull but you circle and then reverse directions.

You can also do Hanging wipers, especially against a stall bar if you want to crush yourself or Flag/Side Lever work.

GHD Arch circles are good as well, especially when weighted. They also seem to pop my back sometimes and that feels good.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:27 AM   #23
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Re: Obliques - Best way to develop?

Originally Posted by David Meverden View Post
Rick Scarpulla demonstrating a great oblique exercise similar to the chinese one linked above (this one is a little easier to start with but can be massively scaled up if desired):

(both links are WFS except maybe for profanity)
There's a video somewhere of Lu Xiaojun doing those side bends with a barbell. Except he kept the barbell balanced on his back, had greens on each side and did side bends on both sides rocking the barbell back and forth. I tried it and it's awesome.

+1 on extra ab work as well. Another infinite scaler and possible hardest ab exercise ever is the ab wheel. It's an amazing builder of midline stabilizing.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #24
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Re: Obliques - Best way to develop?

Originally Posted by Jeremy Punzalan View Post
I see guys like Rich Froning, and i notice that their obliques are well developed and covering their rib cages. What are the best exercises to develop and strengthen those muscles?
Lose fat and/or do hypertrophy exercises for the muscles in the obliques. It seems like your goals are more asthetics oriented with this question. read the fitness reddit FAQ. Cross fit is not an aesthetics or recomposition training style.
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