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Barbell Side BendMain Muscle: Abdominals (obliques)Mechanics Type: Isolation Stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and contract your abs. Look forward as you rest a barbell/weighted straight bar on the back of your neck and the shoulders. Place your hand behind the barbell with your palms on the bar. Elbows should be wide. Choose a barbell that is not extremely heavy. Lean to the left as far as possible by bending at the waist. Do not bend the head and the hips. Alternate to the other side. Perform this exercise slowly and keep the abdominal region contracted during the entire set. Focus on proper breathing and do not hold your breath.