Training or not the obliques: some notes about it
The abdominals are one of the parts of the body that most often bring us head. We have dealt with the subject on numerous occasions, and this post we want to revolve around this theme. This time we want to focus on a part that is perhaps more unknown, it is the oblique part. We in this occasion we want to stop in this section to deal with some issues that we tend to present with these abdominal muscles and thus get rid of some doubts about it.
As far as the obliques are concerned, there are many beliefs about this, because for many people this part of the abdominal wall does not require special training. It is true that when we work a part of the abdominal wall, indirectly we are affecting the rest, but even so we in this occasion want to highlight some points to take into account the obliques to know what and how we should work according to what we want get.
How and where are the obliques
First of all it is necessary that we know the placement of the oblique muscles inside the abdominal wall. Its site is on the sides of the trunk, specifically they are placed at waist height and there are two on each side. One of them is placed more superficially and another deeper. The mission of both is to rotate the waist and shrink from one side to the other. But the obliques have a series of special connotations that we must take into account when working them.
What happens when we train the obliques
As we already know, when working a muscle we get it to hypertrophy and increase the volume. This happens with the obliques, because when we train them we will achieve an increase in the fibers that make them up. For this reason the waist will tend to increase its volume laterally. This is important to keep in mind, but at the same time we will keep toned this area.
Toning and muscular strength in the part of the waist is necessary, especially because it will help us achieve greater stability in this part of the body. To this we must add the power that will give us abdominal level, which will achieve greater overall strength. Do not forget that a good abdominal power will help us, because this part of the body is one of the cores of strength. In addition, we must bear in mind that a good abdominal muscle band will help to relieve tension in the spine.
The work of obliques for slender waists
For this reason it is necessary to take into account that when it comes to working the obliques will depend a lot on what we want to achieve. If we have a narrow waist it is necessary to strengthen the area, but avoiding an exaggerated hypertrophy of this part. For this, what we recommend are exercises that affect the part of the obliques in sessions that we can do 2 or 3 times a week. The intensity of the same should not be too high, simply to perform soft exercises that affect the area will help us tone this part of the body without getting a large hypertrophy. Maintaining muscle tension will suffice in this case.
Work for waists with excess fat
If, on the contrary, the contour of the belly is elevated, due to the accumulation of fat, what we recommend are more intense training sessions in this part. It is true that muscle development will be greater, but it will help us to strengthen the area and get more localized fat burning, achieving a lower waist circumference in the long run. For this we recommend a daily work such as 5 minutes with exercises that affect this part. It is true that to reduce the contour of the waist is necessary to follow a healthy diet and combine it with aerobic exercises, but working the area in question will help us to achieve better results in the long term besides strengthening the area.
The importance of working this part
It is important that we are aware of the need to achieve strong obliques to provide muscle tension to this part. With this we will strengthen the column and achieve a significant improvement in this area making the waist much better endure the excesses and movements. In this way we will be able to avoid deforming this area because of the excesses mentioned above.