Dumbbell Side Bends Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Dumbbell
  • Isolation
  • Pull
  • Beginner
  • None
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Abs Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

Exercise Instructions

  1. This exercise works the obliques. Grasp a set of dumbbells. Stand straight up with one dumbbell in each hand, palms facing in.
  2. Keep your feet firmly on the floor with a shoulder width stance.
  3. Keeping your back straight and your eyes facing forwards, bend down to the right as far as you can, then back up again.
  4. Without pausing at the top, bend down to the left.
  5. Repeat for desired reps.

​Side Bend Tips:

  1. Always keep your back straight, eyes facing forwards, and bend at the torso only.
  2. Concentrate on the stretch and contraction of the oblique muscles (down the side of your body).
  3. Keep the dumbbells close to your body.
  4. This exercise can also be performed while seated on the end of a bench.