Watch the video below to see a demonstration of proper form and technique for the dumbbell side bend exercise. You can also check out some more abs exercise videos or find exercises for other muscle groups.
Instructions for Dumbbell Side Bend
To perform a set of dumbbell side bend:
Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and a dumbbell in one
hand. The trunk should be in a neutral position with the arms and legs straight.
Eccentric (Lowering) Motion
Without moving your hips, bend at the waist, under
control, to the side with the dumbbell. Remember to breathe normally throughout the entire
Pause at the bottom position for a 1sec count while maintaining full
Concentric (Upward) Motion
Without moving your hips, pull from the abdominals
opposite of the dumbbell until you are once more standing upright. Remember to breathe normally
throughout the entire movement.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 until you have completed the desired number
of dumbbell side bend repetitions for each side before lowering the dumbbell to the ground.
This completes one set of dumbbell side bend.