What muscles do Side Bend work?
The Side Bend is an exercise that targets the muscles of the obliques, located on the sides of the abdomen. It also works the erector spinae, a group of muscles that run along the spinal column and help maintain posture, as well as the quadratus lumborum, a muscle that helps with spinal stability. The Side Bend can help improve core strength, stability, and flexibility.
How do you do a Side Bend?
Here are the steps to perform a Side Bend:
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and hold a AguaForce Weight in one hand, with your arm hanging straight down by your side.
Keeping your back straight, bend to one side as far as you can, reaching the AguaForce Weight towards your ankle.
Pause briefly, then return to the starting position.
Repeat on the other side.
Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.
It's important to keep your back straight and engage your core throughout the exercise to avoid strain on the lower back. You can also use a lighter weight for added resistance, especially if you're a beginner.