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Dumbbell Oblique Side Bends

Exercise Tips

  • Make sure your back is straight
  • Control the motion, do not swing your arms to gain an advantage

Dumbbell Oblique Side Bends

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

Muscle Group

Obliques (Sides)


2 Days a Week to
4 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Obliques (Sides)

Equipment: Dumbbell

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 4 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Obliques

Starting Position: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, toes pointing forward. Place your left hand on your hip and hold a barbell in your right hand, straight down by your side.

  1. 1 Slowly lean to the right side until your body is approximately 45 degrees to the floor. Keep your arm holding the barbell straight.
  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.