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Dumbbell Side Bend

Primary muscle group: Obliques
Secondary: Abs
Equipment: Dumbbells
  1. Stand straight, your feet shoulder width apart, while holding a dumbbell in your left hand with your palm facing in to your body.
  2. Place your right hand on your waist, palm facing in. This is the start position.
  3. Keeping your back and head straight, bend only from your waist to the right. Inhale as you bend.
  4. Continue as far as possible, then hold for a count of one.
  5. Return to the start position, exhaling as you do so.
  6. Repeat the movement this time bending to the left and returning to the start position.
  7. Complete all repetitions holding the dumbbell with your left hand before changing hands.

Note: This exercise can be performed seated on a bench or with a barbell.

 

 

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Try these other exercises targeting the same primary muscle group:

Bosu Ball Leg Pull-in / Knee Tuck Bosu Ball Mountain Climbers Double Side Jackknife Alternate Heel Touchers / Lying Oblique Reach Dumbbell Side Bend
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