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How to do Standing Side Bend

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Main Muscles Worked

  • Obliques

Other Muscles Worked

  • Abs

Standing Side Bend Guide

  • Stand tall and place your feet shoulder-width apart. Use both hands to hold a dumbbell and raise your arms above your head.
  • Bend your torso rightwards until your start feeling some discomfort and then pause in that position for a few seconds.
  • Return to the starting position. Continue with the exercise alternating sides until a set is complete.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Face in front and keep your core engaged all through.
  • Desist from leaning backwards or forward.
  • Ensure your head and neck are placed in a neutral position.
  • Inhale while bending to the sides with your arms raised.
  • Breath out while getting back to the initial position.

How to do Standing Side Bend

Standing Side Bend Benefits

  • Increases endurance in the oblique muscles.
  • Standing side bend also keeps the side ab wall very strong
  • Standing side bends assist in sculpting and toning your waist muscles.
  • Tightens the core and generally improves body posture and stability.
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