This month on Trainer Tip Tuesday we will be discussing considerations when you are doing side bends on an incline bench. The side bend exercise targets your core muscles in one of their four primary functions, so if you aren’t doing some variation of this exercise, you are leaving your core vulnerable to be weak and your low back vulnerable to injury. This week we will be focusing on what angle you should put the bench at in order to effectively work your side bender muscles.
When most people do side bends on an incline bench, they typically use the bench at whatever angle it is already set up at. However, there are strategic reasons why you would want to change the angle of the bench, and it has a lot to do with how much you want to challenge your core muscles.
Not only can understanding this help you be more strategic with your exercise decisions, it can also help this exercise be more effective, as well.
Check out all of the details in this week’s episode of Trainer Tip Tuesday, and be sure to tune back in next week as we discuss more considerations when doing side bends on an incline bench.