Weighted Standing Side Bend

Target area(s): obliques

How to perform a weighted standing side bend:

Stand tall with your legs slightly wider than your hips.  Raise your left arm straight in the air while your right arm rest at your side, holding a weight (I’ll use an 8-10 lb weight here).

Lower the weight down as low as it can go comfortably.  Crunch those obliques!

Return to the starting position — that’s one rep.

Complete 10-15 reps on each side then rest for 60 seconds before you go through this cycle 2 more times.

You’ll feel this one tomorrow for sure!

2 Responses to “Weighted Standing Side Bend”


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