There are countless abdominal exercises to choose from, but you definitely shouldn’t neglect the obliques. These are the muscles located on either side of your stomach, and getting them into peak condition will give you a streamlined, sculpted appearance that will draw stares at the pool and questions about your exercise secrets.

The oblique muscles actually consist of two sets of muscles, the external and the internal. The external obliques are larger and stretch across the side to the front of the abdomen. They work with the other muscles in your abdomen to pull the chest downwards.

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