Barbell Side Bend

Barbell Side Bend: We all want perfect Abs. Well, most of us do. They look great in a fitted without a t-shirt, look even better out of them, and help compliment a well-defined torso. Yes, some people will say exercising your Abs in isolation is stupid. We understand, but some days we just long for the pump. And you know what? There’s no shame in that.


Barbell Side Bend

Level: Beginner
Equipment Required: Barbell


Video Tutorial:


  • Hold the barbell on the back of your shoulders as you stand up straight while keeping your feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Leave your head up and your back straight; bend down at the waist to the right side as much as possible.
  • As you bend down, breathe in and clench on your abdominals, holding on to the position for a few seconds, come back up to the starting position exhaling on the way up.
  • Repeat steps 1 and 2 but to the left side, followed by repeating for the number of repetitions you desire.

Get perfect Abs

So rather than beat around the bush, let’s get straight to it. If you want to build perfect Abs, these 10 exercises will help get you there. Perform them properly, and it won’t just be your Abs that start to bulge, your overall health will see an improvement, too.

So there you have it: bulging Abs can actually improve your health. So tell that to the next person who smirks at you when they see you on your third set of curls.


What is Abs?

Abs oblique muscle

The rectus abdominis consists of two bands of muscle that run down from around the sternum. They have bands of connective tissue between them, which give the abs their distinctive six or eight-pack look. The rectus abdominis muscle is important for maintaining posture and breathing