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Activate Your Obliques With One Core Move

How To Activate The Obliques

This move—called Candlestick Dippers—is sure to activate those oblique muscles. The objective is to bend directly at the side, trying not to lean forward as you bend. As you return to the starting position, squeeze your obliques (sides).

Complete 3 sets of 12-15 reps on each side.

Want more from Heather Wilson-Phillips? Check out her YouTube channel for other exercises to try out. Wilson-Phillips is a TV host and producer; a fitness and lifestyle coach; and owner at The Fitness Empire & Fierce N’ Fit Workouts. Skechers provided her shorts and shoes for this video. 

Heather Wilson-Phillips

Heather Wilson-Phillips

Heather Wilson-Phillips is the owner of The Fitness Empire and the host and producer of Fierce N’ Fit Workouts. She’s also the creator of Fierce N’ 30 Challenge and GLO events, where she is a motivational coach and speaker. She is a fitness, nutrition and Lifestyle coach, holdings several certifications that allow her to accommodate a range of clients. She dabbled in many sports when she was young; however, track and field became her true passion when she became a sprinter, competing for Canada and on the national level. Her strong faith in God allows her to keep pushing forward each day–follow Heather on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.