Long side bend
May 12th, 2023 8:19 AM Mr. Q Categories: Stretching
The long side bend stretch is a great way to stretch and lengthen the muscles on the side of your body.
- Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
- Raise your left arm straight up overhead.
- Slowly lean to the right, keeping your left arm straight and stretching through the left side of your body.
- Hold for 15-30 seconds, then switch sides and repeat.
How to reduce the difficulty:
- Place your hand on your hip instead of reaching overhead.
- Reduce the range of motion by not leaning as far to the side.
How to increase the difficulty:
- Hold a light weight in your raised hand.
- Increase the duration of the hold.
Number of reps:
Beginner: 2-3 reps per side Intermediate: 3-4 reps per side Advanced: 4-5 reps per side
Estimated time: 5 minutes
Body Group:Abs (Core)
Muscle Group(s):Abdominals, Side Abs