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oblique

1. Geometry
a. (of lines, planes, etc.) neither perpendicular nor parallel to one another or to another line, plane, etc.
b. not related to or containing a right angle
2. Biology having asymmetrical sides or planes
3. (of a map projection) constituting a type of zenithal projection in which the plane of projection is tangential to the earth's surface at some point between the equator and the poles
4. Navigation the act of changing course by less than 90?
5. an aerial photograph taken at an oblique angle

oblique

[ə′blēk]
(anatomy)
Referring to a muscle, positioned obliquely and having one end that is not attached to bone.
(botany)
Referring to a leaf, having the two sides of a blade unequal.
(science and technology)
Having a slanted direction or position.
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An often-cited 2001 study done at the Biomechanics Lab at San Diego State University compared 13 abdominal exercises, ranging from very basic to more complicated activities, with each of the exercises ranked for muscle stimulation in the rectus abdominis, external obliques, and internal obliques.
Stimulation of muscle contractions of the hamstrings, gluteals, abdominals and obliques is crucial to postural restoration and maintenance
Thanks to a special set of exercises called oblique (o-BLEEK) crunches, the muscles along the side of Brittany's body are stronger and more flexible than ever before.
To stretch your obliques, lower your bent knees to the floor on your left while you turn your head and stretch your arms to the floor on the right.
Works on: This exercise strengthens the Quadratus lumborum, internal and external obliques.
Benefits: This exercise tones the abdominals and obliques to help accentuate your waist.
The abdominals are very important in running, particularly the obliques (the abdominal muscles that you feel on your sides at the waist).