If you really want to see your obliques pop, you need to do your work in the kitchen and the gym. The first way to show off your obliques is to maintain a relatively low body fat, and we all know that a low bodyfat comes from a proper diet and a complete exercise program.
But even if you’re still chiseling down your body fat percentage, you still need to train your obliques before you’ll see them. You need to train them both for show and sheer functional ability: The external and internal oblique muscles are responsible for rotating and bending your trunk. These muscles also contribute to spinal stability—and that means training them with rotational stresses.
Fortunately, there are a select few exercises that do wonders for both the strength and appearance of the obliques. Let’s take a look at some oblique exercises that get the job done best.
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