Strengthen your core from every angle with this workout from Glamour.

Your obliques are the muscles that run along the sides of your waist. And while it’s important to work your entire core, adding a few extra obliques-focused exercises to your regular routine has some added benefits: “Defined obliques are like contouring for your waist,” says Dalton Wong, founder of London’s Twenty Two Training, who has worked with Jennifer Lawrence and Zoë Kravitz. Wong gifted us with four ultra-effective moves; do them daily (and aim for one high-, one medium-, and one low-intensity 30- to 60-minute cardio session each week), adding another set whenever the moves start to feel easy. “You’ll see and feel results almost immediately,” Wong says.

1. Side Plank With Knee Raise — do 10 reps then switch sides

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Illustrations: Tania Guerra

  • Lie on left side with forearm on the floor, elbow under shoulder, and feet stacked.
  • Lift hips and reach right arm toward ceiling; hold.
  • Bring right knee toward chest, as shown. Return to start.
  • Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat.

2. Seated Rotation — do 20 reps (10 on each side)

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Illustrations: Tania Guerra

  • Sit on floor with shoulders back and knees bent, holding a single weight with both hands.
  • Lift feet and lean back on your tailbone in a V shape, as shown.
  • Rotate left, bringing weight down by left hip. Repeat, rotating right.
  • Alternate sides for 20 reps (10 per side).

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