Monday, January 9, 2012

How To Do Oblique Exercises On The Captain's Chair



The obliques are some of the toughest muscles to train. They're responsible for giving you a strong core and back support but most people have absolutely no idea how to properly train them. Today I'm going to show you an easy but effective exercise to give your obliques a real work.

How To Do Oblique Exercises Using The Captain's Chair

For this exercise you'll need access to a captain's chair apparatus. Climb onto the captain's chair and place your back on the support. Rest your forearms on the pads and take hold of the grips. Your weight will be supported on the elbow pads. Allow your legs to extend toward the floor. Now, bend your knees and pull them toward your left side. Hold for a one second count them lower them to the starting position. That's one rep.

Now bend your knees again and pull them upward toward your right side. Hold for one second then return to the starting position. Repeat this for fifteen reps then take a ten second break before going again. To get the most benefit from this exercise, you should perform 45 - 60 reps spread over 3 - 4 sets.

The captain's chair oblique exercise is an alternative to the hanging obliques exercise. Training your abs isn't as hard as it may seem. The key is to make the workouts as challenging and intense as possible in order to promote muscular strength and development.

Tight obliques will enhance the classic V taper that most guys aspire to create. Strong obliques also provide good core support which comes in handy when performing dead lifts and presses.

The way to get a head start on getting that toned, strong physique in time for the summer months is to start working out right now.

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