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Side Bend With Dumbbell

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Human
muscles:ObliquesMuscle
synergists:Lower BackMuscle, Rectus AbdominisMuscle
required:Dumbbell or Kettlebell or Backpack
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (2)
Starting PositionExecution

Starting Position

  • grasp a dumbbell or a filled backpack with one hand
  • open the legs hip width
  • bend the knees a bit
  • let the arms hang down stretched out
  • rest the free hand on the thigh
  • keep the back straightened

Correct Execution

  • bend the torso sideways and guide down the weight
  • the weight wanders down beside the thigh until the knee area
  • you will feel a stretch on the other side of the torso
  • do not tilt your body forth or back
  • then bring the upper body back up again in a controlled motion
  • repeat, also with the other side and the same number of repetitions