How to do Side Bend on Floor

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: abs, lower back


Lay down on a mat or a towel on a flat surface. Draw your legs in by bending your knees to 90 degrees. Place your arms by your sides lifted off the floor. From this start position, draw your belly button down towards the floor to engage your core, then contract your stomach muscles (abs) to lift your head and shoulder blades off the floor.

Keep lifted in this crunch position, then bend to one side to try and touch your fingers to your heel on the same side. Repeat this side crunch on the other side and keep alternating side to side for the duration of the exercise.

How to make Side Bend on Floor easier

Start off with our Standing Side Crunch exercise to build up to this one.

How to make Side Bend on Floor more challenging

From here, progress your side strengthening with Side Planks.

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