Obliques are part of the four main muscles of your abdominals. The inner and outer obliques run down the sides of your body and you can tone and define them relatively easily if you follow the right type of exercise.

Pilates is a style of workout that focuses on strengthening your entire body but especially your core. Doing pilates or pilates inspired workouts is a great way to tone your obliques.

Having toned abs (and a strong core) doesn’t have only aesthetic benefits. Strengthening your core improves your balance and stability, prevents fall and injury, helps you perform exercises properly (and avoid any injuries that could happen) and reduces back problems.

So if you’re looking to get all of the benefits of having a strong core, this obliques workout with some Pilates inspired moves will target the sides of your abs, and your upper body too!

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How to Do the Circuit:

  • Do each exercise for 10-15 reps (don’t forget to switch sides for the one-sided exercises!)
  • Complete 2-3 rounds with as little rest as possible

Try This Oblique Workout with Pilates Inspired Moves



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If you aren’t looking for a very ripped but a lean and toned look then this workout is the right one for you. And if you’re interested in workouts that target other areas of the body, you can check out our Instagram. We post new workouts every week!

We also have several 8-week programs that you can follow which target different problem areas for women. These programs contain full-length guided videos which you can follow from the comfort of your own home. Check them out here to get started on your health and fitness journey!

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Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

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