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Lateral Bend with Barbell

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  Primary Muscle Group: Abdominal Obliques

Muscle Groups Worked in This Exercise: Rectus Abdominis

Preparation: Stand up straight, while holding a barbell behind your neck and extended out while supporting the bar with both hands. Keep back and head straight up.

Breathing: Breath out on the contraction of the muscle and breath back in on the way back to the start position.

Execution: Bend to the side as you contract your oblique muscles, while maintaining your head facing outwards on the side bend. Repeat alternating to both sides.

Here are a few suggested alternative exercises:

  • Ab Crunch Obliques
  • Ball Crunch Traditional
  • Dumbbell Side Bends
  • PowerBlock Dumbbells