Oblique Crunch & Outside Leg Raises + Pulses #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z


It is health that is the real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
— Mahatma Gandhi

Create your own wealth. Preserve your most precious asset that is your own body. Do not miss a single change. Go for it.


Outside Leg Raises + Pulses

Get down on the floor. Lay on your left side resting your head on the hand. Point your right toes forward and bend the left knee back at 90-degree angle. Keep your leg straight. Now slowly bring the right leg up as high as you possibly can. Then bring down again. Repeat with left leg.

For pulses, you have to do the same movement but in the middle range of motion and make small pulse. You don’t have to go all way up, or all way down, just smooth pulses. Repeat with left leg.

Start with 45 seconds.  Gradually, you can increase as per your strength. Or you can also do 2-3 sets of 10 reps.

It is a great leg slimming exercise. It tones your thighs and lifts your glutes. Make sure you do not swing the leg. It should be a controlled motion. Do not bend the upper leg knee.

Oblique Crunch

Lie flat on the floor with your knees bent and hands behind your head. Bring your right hand and try to touch your left calf. Go back to flat position. Repeat with the left hand.

Start with 45 seconds.  Gradually, you can increase as per your strength. You may also go for 2 sets of 15 reps.

This is a perfect crunch for your abs and obliques. Remember to keep those abs tight.  Keep it slow and controlled. Keep the hips on the floor.

When can you do ?? Best time for any workout is in the morning. You can also do in evening after at least 4 hours of a heavy meal. Never perform any workout on a full stomach.



P.S –

These are just single workouts. Warm up and cool down are not included in this. Know that your body has limits and you should respect it. Do only as much as your body allows you. Little pain is absolutely normal as the muscles stretch, but if you feel more pain then you are doing something wrong. Stop doing it and consult a doctor if necessary. I am not a personal trainer, this is meant to be the inspiration for you as a way to break workout boredom.

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My previous posts of the #AToZChallenge –

I – Inner Thigh “W”s

J – Jump Squats + Broad Jumps

K – Kneeling Side Leg Raises

L – Lunge + Lifts & Lunge Pulses

M – Mt. Top Abs & Mountain Climber


N – Nose to Knee Plank

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30 thoughts on “Oblique Crunch & Outside Leg Raises + Pulses #AToZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. How I wish I could do these exercises! My bad lower back ensures I will never be able to! Not even planks! 😦
    However, for those who can, this is the best workout for the thighs and the abs!


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  2. syncwithdeep

    Wah.. Finally something I can do.. I like this anami


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  3. Anagha Yatin

    I learnt health is wealth when I got the nagging back ache few months back. Staying fit doesnt need much of resources. All it needs is commitment. Once that is in place, road to fitter self is not long.
    I do outside leg raises quite a few times, but did not know about variation of “pulses”. I think this would be good to include.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These simple looking exercises are actually quite demanding and very effective! Its also important to keep breathing and not hold the breath. Thanks for sharing – the videos are most helpful!


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  5. These exercises look easy and effective. I love your demonstration videos.


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  6. I remember when I was little, for some reason I was obsessed with this exercise. LOL
    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    My A to Z’s of Dining with IC
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author


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  7. I do oblique crunches but not the outside leg raises. This is a great series for those who love working out .

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  8. This helps that muffin top to disappear isn’t it? Loved the post.

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