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Dumbbell Side Bend

Description

Preparation

  • Stand with a dumbbell hanging to the side
  • The palm should face the thigh
  • Flex the waist sideways (abduction/lateral flexion)
  • Keep the shoulders in line with the hips
  • The feet should be shoulder width and side by side

Action

  • Lift the dumbbell as high as you can
  • Lift the weight by flexing the waist (adduction to oppossite abduction)
  • A slight stretch may be felt in the obliques
  • At maximum elevation the waist will be flexed in the opposite direction

Return

  • Lower the dumbbell back to the starting position
  • A mild stretch may be felt in the opposite oblique
Type: Strength
Duration: seconds per repitition
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