Standing Side Bend
The standing side bend works your obliques, and celeb trainer Harley Pasternak recommends this move to keep the love-handle area tight. We like that it simultaneously stretches one side of your torso while working the other.
- Stand with your feet hip width apart holding five- to 10-pound dumbbells at your sides.
- Bend sideways to the right, squeezing your waist on the right side. Keep your neck as neutral as possible, looking forward, not down.
- Pull the left ribs down to return to standing upright. This focuses the work on the left obliques.
- Repeat for a total of 12 bends to the right, and then switch sides. Do three sets.