Barbell Side Bend - Core / Abs -

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Barbell Side Bend

Also Known As: Barbell Side Bends
Exercise Data
Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Lower Back
Equipment: Barbell
Mechanics Type: Isolation
Level: Beginner
Sport: No
Force: Pull

Stand up straight while holding a barbell placed on the back of your shoulders (slightly below the neck). Your feet should be shoulder width apart. This will be your starting position.
While keeping your back straight and your head up, bend only at the waist to the right as far as possible. Breathe in as you bend to the side. Then hold for a second and come back up to the starting position as you exhale. Tip: Keep the rest of the body stationary.
Now repeat the movement but bending to the left instead. Hold for a second and come back to the starting position.
Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.
Caution: Use caution if you have lower back problems, or avoid this exerise altogether.

Variations: You can also do this exercise while seating on a bench or with dumbbells in your hands.

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