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Overhead Side Bend / Saxon Side Bend

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auxiliary muscles:TricepsMuscle, TrapeziusMuscle, Lower BackMuscle, DeltoidsMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle
required:Barbell or EZ Bar or Dumbbells (2) or Kettlebells (2) or Backpack or Medicin Ball
fitness level:Hard
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (2)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

  • in comparison to the Side Bend With Dumbbell, this is a harder ab exercise
  • it improves your sense of balance and trains the stability of your core
  • beginners should start with a light weight

Starting Position

  • grasp two lighter dumbbells, kettlebells or a filled backpack
  • bring the weights above your head
  • your arms are about shoulder width away, your feet hip width
  • arms and legs are slightly bent
  • keep the back straight

Correct Execution

  • bend to one side controlled and slowly from hip up, control the motion of the weights
  • bend as much as comfortable to you
  • feel the stretch on the opposite side
  • do not turn the upper body or tilt back or forth
  • always keep the upper arms close to the ears
  • after a short rest in the position, bend to the opposite side
  • rest there, too and come back to the starting position
  • do several ones alternating