I’ve always found that unless I’m in really good shape, I always have a little bit of fat poking out above my jeans on the side of my hips.
Then I found this amazing exercise that really targets the side of your torso and the muscle groups called the obliques.
Doing this exercise is pretty basic, but it will give you some amazing results!
So let’s get started on how to do side raises!
Now, this exercise can be performed either lying down on your side, or by having your knee on the ground and leaning on your hand.
Personally, I prefer to have my knee on the ground. But try both positions and see what works and feels the best for you.
To start, kneel on the floor and lean all the way over to your right side, resting the weight of your body on your extended right arm.
Keep your weight balanced, and extend your left leg all the way out and point your toes.
Put your left arm behind your head and point your elbow towards the ceiling.
Then slowly lift your left leg to about hip height as you extend and lower your left arm towards your left leg with your palm facing forward.
Look out over your hand as you move the left side of your rib cage out closer towards your hip (like you were doing a sideways situp moving your shoulder towards your stomach).
Lower to your starting position and repeat. To do the other side of your obliques, just flip over to the other side and follow the same motion.
Do 12-15 repetitions and about 3-4 sets of this exercise.
With a little practice and some proper diet and exercise, you’ll notice a big difference in how your waist and your side looks!