Pilates Resistance Bar - Overhead Side Bend

The Pilates resistance bar is a versatile tool that can be used in many different ways to improve your Pilates workout. In this blog post, we will show you how to use the bar for an overhead side bend. This exercise tones the abs and obliques, making it a great addition to your routine. Ready to give it a try? Let’s go!

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

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.

Items of Interest

Muezna Non Slip Yoga Socks for Women, Anti-skid Pilates Ballet Barre Bikram Studio Socks with Grips (Black Gray)
Maximo Exercise Mat, Multi Purpose Yoga Mat 183cm x 60cm Extra Thick Ideal for Pilates, Sit-Ups, Planks, Stretching, Push-ups Exercise, Home Gym
INMAKER Resistance Bands for Women and Men, Exercise Bands for Legs and Glutes,Funda (10-40lbs),Green, Yellow, Red, Blue, Black
Foam Mats Interlocking Foam Floor Mats 20 Piece Large Gym Mat Exercise Mats Gym Flooring Floor Protector for Floor Mat Workout or Gym Equipment at Home Foam Rubber Mat Foam Floor Tiles 30 x 30 x 1cm

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