Bodyweight

Bodyweight Side Bend

Improve flexibility and strength in your obliques with the Bodyweight Side Bend. This simple side-to-side movement enhances core stability and refines the waistline. No equipment necessary.
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Bodyweight Side Bend instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, keeping your back straight and your abs engaged.
2
Place your right hand on your hip, and lift your left arm over your head.
3
Bend your torso to the right, without bending forward or backward.
4
Hold this position for a few seconds, then return to the starting position.
5
Switch sides and repeat the same steps for the other side.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, keeping your back straight and your abs engaged.
Place your right hand on your hip, and lift your left arm over your head.
Bend your torso to the right, without bending forward or backward.
Hold this position for a few seconds, then return to the starting position.
Switch sides and repeat the same steps for the other side.
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