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Barbell Oblique Side Bends

Exercise Tips

  • Control the movement, do not just lean over

Barbell Oblique Side Bends

This exercise targets your obliques and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Barbell

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Moderate

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Hold a barbell with your hands at the ends, resting it on your shoulders behind your neck, elbows pointing to the floor.

  1. 1 Exhale and slowly lean to one side until your body is at a 45 degree angle with the floor.
  2. 2 Slowly return to starting position.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch sides and repeat motions.