How to do Side Stretch

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: abs, upper back, lower back


Stand up with your feet set slightly wider than your shoulders. Then raise your left arm up and sideways over your head. At the same time reach down with your right arm and bend your upper body down to the right hand side. Repeat this on the other side.

Avoid leaning forwards or back when doing this exercise by imagining you are sandwiched between two walls, one in front of you and one behind that stop you being able to move forwards or backwards, only sideways.

How to make Side Stretch easier

Try our Side Bend stretch for a more supported version of this stretch.

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