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How to Do Dumbbell Side Bends

Check out Bas Rutten's Liver Shot on MMA Surge: http://bit.ly/MMASurgeEp1 Muscles Worked This side bend exercise targets the oblique muscles of your abdominal region.? Getting Started Stand straight on the floor with your feet shoulder-width apart. Keep your shoulders back and your spine neutral.? Hold a dumbbell in each hand. Since this is a controlled movement, pick a weight that isn't too heavy for you.? Extend the dumbbells over your head. Your arms should come up straight over your shoulders in a comfortable position.? Perform the Exercise Now that you're standing in the start position, you can do the side bends.? Begin with the dumbbells extended straight above your shoulders.?* Bend your upper body to the right side.? * Remember to bend at the middle of your abdomen. Only move from the waist up. Don't let your weight move you forward or backward. * Then bend your abdomen to the left side.? Keep your arms extended over your head as you bend. A different way to complete this exercise is by keeping the dumbbells down at your sides and sliding them up and down your legs as you bend. * Make sure you keep your feet planted to the floor when you move.? * Continue bending from side to side 15 times in four sets.? Disclaimer:?There is no "one size fits all" approach to exercise, diet or weight loss. Please be aware that not all exercises are for everyone and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. To reduce your risk of injury, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Mahalo's experts offer advice that is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Read more by visiting our page at: http://www.mahalo.com/courses/get-fit/abdominal-exercises/side-bend/
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