This move targets your obliques, lower back, glutes, and thighs. Do two sets of 6 to 8 reps on each side.
The Side Crunch. Kneel on the floor and lean all the way over to your right side, placing your right palm on the floor. Keeping your weight balanced, slowly extend your left leg and point your toes. Place your left hand behind your head, pointing your elbow towards the ceiling. Next, slowly lift your left leg to hip height as you extend your arm above your leg with your palm facing forward. Look out over your hand while bringing the left side of your ribcage towards your hip. Lower to your starting position and repeat 6 to 8 times. You'll do 2 sets of 6 to 8 reps, and then switch sides to do the same. The side crunch targets your obliques which are the abdominal muscles that run down your side. It also works your lower back, gluts, and thighs.