How to do Side Bend

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: abs, lower back, shoulders


Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Place one hand on your hip and reach up and over your head with your other arm, bending sideways to the side where your arm is reaching. Then switch sides. Keep your breathing normal. Do this for a series of repetitions.

How to make Side Bend easier

This exercise can be done seated.

How to make Side Bend more challenging

This exercise can be done with elastic bands or cables.

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