Alternating Side Bends

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Move Targets: Obliques and Glutes


Step 1: Begin in your neutral standing position with the dumbbells resting at your sides. Roll the shoulders back and down and set the feet as wide as your shoulders.


Step 2: Let one of the dumbbells pull you down, crunching the oblique. Go as low as you can without leaning the chest forward or breaking at the hips.


Step 3: Squeeze the glutes to raise yourself up to the standing position and immediately drop to the other side. Act like the dumbbells are heavy anchors. Focus on the activation of the obliques and glutes rather than the direction of the dumbbell.


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