Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredDumbbell
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypePull
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Seated Dumbbell Side Bends Instructions

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

​Exercise 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.
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