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Dumbbell Side Bend

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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Equipment: Dumbbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Dumbbell Side Bend Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Stand up straight while holding a dumbbell on the left hand (palms facing the torso) as you have the right hand holding your waist. Your feet should be placed at shoulder width. This will be your starting position.
  2. While keeping your back straight and your head up, bend only at the waist to the right as far as possible. Breathe in as you bend to the side. Then hold for a second and come back up to the starting position as you exhale. Tip: Keep the rest of the body stationary.
  3. Now repeat the movement but bending to the left instead. Hold for a second and come back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions and then change hands.

Caution: Refrain from using this exercise if your obliques tend to grow easily as wide obliques take away from your symmetry.

Variations: You can also do this exercise while seating on a bench or with a barbell.



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Jul 1, 2014 9:28 PM: i love this exercise, it has been a staple in my routine for a long time now



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Mar 2, 2014 1:05 AM: Nothing hits the obliques like this exercise. I like to grab a 45 plate instead of a dumbbell to get it closer to my body.



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Feb 26, 2014 12:48 PM: I feel like this hits your obliques more than your abdominus rectus, but great exercise, I use it often!



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Nov 22, 2013 3:35 PM: You can feel the muscles working.



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Sep 11, 2013 2:14 PM: top exercise



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Aug 26, 2013 9:11 AM: I'm sure this exercise is good but it hurts my lower back when I do it. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?



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Jun 17, 2013 11:31 AM: easy and effective



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May 13, 2013 10:37 AM: Perfect exercise for obliques! It's hard to train yourself to lift just with your obliques, it's tempting to put your shoulders into it. I like to put one hand on my head and move until I feel a good stretch then power myself back into starting position. Great core support, helps with posture.



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Oct 27, 2012 2:24 PM: Extreme :)



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10/10

Sep 3, 2012 1:54 PM: This exercises needs more tens! It's too underrated. Yes, it makes your obliques BIGGER and it's great for me, cause I'm not a girl. If you don't want it, don't use it.
I really, really like it. Great, great, great exercise.



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