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Side Bend with Dumbbells

Dumbbell Side Bend

This exercise is highly effective for toning the oblique muscles.

Standing up straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the dumbbells with your palms facing your torso.

Keeping your back straight, exhale and bend to one side as far as you can. then return to the starting position, and bend to the other side. Remember to bend only at your waist.

Inhale and return to the starting position, exhale, and bend to the other side. Remember to bend only at your waist.

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8 thoughts on “Side Bend with Dumbbells

  1. Well done on your consistency David. I do look at your videos.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqueline :)
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  2. That looks like another simple and effective exercise!

    1. It is, give it a try ;)

  3. I do these with just one dumbell so there is no counterbalance and it forces the core to work a little harder. Just an idea….

    1. Hehe, thank you :) I did it that way for years, and it´s not right. Here, trainer Jo, showing us he has no clue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVcLMlYZM8
      If you bend to the left side, you should contract your left oblique. If you bend to the right side, you should contract your right oblique. This “genius” is hiperextending the opposite oblique, which obviously “burns” but it´s not because it´s a good work. At least, we should bend to the opposite side you´re grabbing the weight.
      Also, the point is we shouldn´t use more than 5 pounds and perform up to 50 reps each side (8-15 reps = bulk). Contract your obliques consciounsly, don´t swing, and you can safe time using two dumbbells.
      Thank you, Cameron, I need to edit this post and clarify it :)
      Have a great weekend!
      Big hug

      1. Thanks for the advice David. I shall put it into practise next trip to the gym…. :-)

      2. You are welcome :)

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