Oblique Exercise - Side Bends
Side Bends For Oblique Muscles
This exercise can be done using no weights, using dumbbells, or using a barbell. A pair of dumbbells is used in the sample images below. All the abdominal muscles are involved in this exercise with specific emphasis placed on the oblique muscles.
Side Bends Execution
- Stand up straight with your arms hanging at your sides (you can either hold a dumbbell in each hand, or use no weights)
- Holding your lower body and your pelvis firm, bend toward your side to the point where you cannot bend further down
- Bring yourself back to the starting position and bend toward the other side