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Worst Bodyweight Oblique Exercise


Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj

In this video, I wanted to go through the #1 Worst Bodyweight Oblique Exercise.

Worst Bodyweight Oblique Exercise

CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.

I will get Orsy to demonstrate the Bicycle Ab Exercise.

Bicycle Ab Exercise

They say, this targets the obliques but it is an injury waiting to happen specifically in your back. Yes, it works the obliques but it puts high load and stress on your back and eventually it is going to lead to an injury and pain.

The better exercise for you to focus is to target the obliques and is safe on the back is the Side Plank.

Side Plank

You do the side plank in a nice straight line holding that position for a period of time it could be 5 to 10 seconds. And then, you are coming out from that position and you go on the other side. This is a way better and safer exercise for the back as it works the obliques greatly.

Get rid of the Bicycle Ab Exercise, it is an injury and pain waiting to happen. Give the Side Plank a go.

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Rick Kaselj, MS


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How does the bicycle put “high load and stress on your back” and it will eventually lead to what type of injury and pain, specifically at which vertebrae? Thx.



Look up work by Dr Stu McGill. He has done a lot of work on spinal load and exercise. Here is a link to one of his articles – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9502361 . With exercise like the bicycle crunch it is a balance between benefit and risk. This is exercise puts a lot of stress on the spine so it has high risk. Its activation is moderate so the benefit is moderate. It is best to select an exercise that is high benefit and low risk, like planks especially if you have had back pain.


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