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How to Do a Dumbbell Side Bend

Learn how to do a dumbbell bend from certified personal trainer James Rizzo in this home ab workout video from Howcast.

Transcript

Hi. I'm going to demonstrate how to do a dumbbell side bend using an eight pound dumbbell. What you're going to start with your stance. Bring your hand to your external oblique like so. You're going to stretch, okay, to the left and then come up and contract to the right. Okay. So you're going to inhale, stretching down to the left. Exhale, contracting your external oblique to the right. Okay. You can switch sides. Same thing, stretching to the right now. Contracting to the left. Stretching. Contracting. And then what we're going to do is we're going to add another dumbbell. Okay. Space your feet out a little wider. Okay? And now you can do both sides. Kind of stretch down to the left, pause in the middle, contract down to the right. Okay, now you're kind of hitting both sides instead of isolating one side at a time. So stretch okay, side to side. So you'll really feel this in your external obliques. Okay? And it also helps promote your flexibility since your legs are straight. So that's how you properly do a dumbbell side bend.

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