Training the obliques is something that is often left behind when people complete abs workouts. They should be included though, as strong obliques help with your overall functionality as well as creating a completely developed mid-section.
The oblique muscles run down the side of your body and are effectively responsible for all twisting movements. If you play sports that require explosive twists, such as Tennis or Golf, these muscles should be trained well!
Take a look at our video tutorial below to see the fine form points of this exercise, and if you need something to print off and take to the gym, you can find our step-by-step exercise technique further down this page.