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Dumbbell Side Bend

Free Weights / Beginner
  • Obliques
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How to do the Dumbbell Side Bend - Learn Proper Dumbbell Side Bend Form

  1. Step 1: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart while holding a dumbbell in your left hand. Your palms should be facing your torso. Place your right hand on your waist. This is your starting position.
  2. Step 2: Bend at the waist to the right as far as you can. Hold for a second and come up to the starting position, exhaling as you do so.
  3. Step 3: Repeat the movement but bend to the left instead. Hold for a second and then come back to the starting position.
  4. Step 4: Repeat for the number of reps in your set and switch so that the dumbbell is in your right hand.

Dumbbell Side Bend Variations and Dumbbell Side Bend Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Sit on a bench instead of standing up.
  2. Variation 2: Use a barbell instead of a dumbbell.

Dumbbell Side Bend Tips

  1. Tip 1: Keep your back straight and your head up while performing the exercise.
  2. Tip 2: Keep the rest of your body stationary; only your midsection should move.

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Dumbbell Side Bend Muscles Worked

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Dumbbell Side Bend Training Details

The dumbbell side bend is a free weights exercise that primarily targets the obliques and to a lesser degree also targets the abs.

The only dumbbell side bend equipment that you really need is the following: dumbbells. There are however many different dumbbell side bend variations that you can try out that may require different types of dumbbell side bend equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper dumbbell side bend form is easy with the step by step dumbbell side bend instructions, dumbbell side bend tips, and the instructional dumbbell side bend technique video on this page. The dumbbell side bend is a pull exercise for those with a beginner level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the dumbbell side bend video, learn how to do the dumbbell side bend, and then be sure and browse through the dumbbell side bend workouts on our workout plans page!

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Dumbbell Side Bend Force Type: Pull
Dumbbell Side Bend Mechanics Type: Isolation
Dumbbell Side Bend Other Names: Dumbbell Side Bends

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