Pilates Resistance Bar – Overhead Side Bend

Pilates Resistance Bar - Overhead Side Bend

The side bend works the obliques—the two layers of muscles (the external and internal obliques) at each side of the waist. … The price you would pay for not doing side bends is to miss out on an exercise that has the potential to strengthen greatly important muscles in your core structure.

Workout Suggestions

  • Beginner 8-10 Reps

    1-3 Sets

  • Intermediate 12-15 Reps

    2-4 Sets

  • Advanced 15-20 Reps

    2-4 Sets

What you will need:

Preparation
Attach the foot loops and handles to a set of resistance band of your desired tension, should this be 5, 10, 15 or 50lbs+ of teneistion of resistance per side.

Execution
 Standing shoulder width apart and keeping your hands at shoulder level, slowly extend one arm above your head and lean toward the opposite side of your body. Lower your Arm to shoulder level and repeat with the opposite arm.

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