Tip: The Obliques Builder

Nothing says core strength like a powerful pair of obliques. Here's how to get them.


Off-bench movements are hard enough as they are, but once you manipulate the lever arm by extending your extremities, you take them to a whole new level.

Off-Bench Oblique Chops

This is the most advanced version. It takes massive oblique stability and lateral flexion strength to pull it off. As you can see in the video, I'm performing my reps with a 5-pound plate. I wouldn't recommend going any higher than 10 pounds, no matter how strong you are.

Do this exercise with integrity. Using an incomplete range of motion takes away from the movement's quality and efficacy.

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