Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Side Bends

Weekly Wednesday Workout

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Dumbbell Side Bends


Let’s get back to those obliques shall we?

I did these earlier this week and I love them, after watching this video however I realize that I haven’t been extendin far enough. I don’t even think I was going past my knees! I was just kind of reaching over to the side, extending past the knees makes more sense because that way you can get more of a stretch in the obliques. This one is quick, easy and effective and doesn’t have to be done with dumbbells! Water bottles, gallons, pretty much anything that can be hand held works!

Have you ever tried Dumbbell Side Bends?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (2 and 5), she is a career woman by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is  a positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. She features a Weekly Wednesday Workout and a Friday Fitness Check-in series where she encourages her readers to check in and remain accountable for their fitness and nutrition goals weekly. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. In addition to getting in the gym 5 times weekly, Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. Since beginning to blog Nellie has lost 27lbs (and counting)! You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, & Google Plus.


  1. I have never tried these! I usually do the ones where you raise your knee to add to the crunch. I’ll have to test these out!! Thanks Nellie!
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  2. This one looks doable even for me and my lower back and so going to try. Thanks Nellie and Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!! :)
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  3. Will definitely give these a shot! :)-Ashley
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  4. I am going to try these…that area is definitely my problem section!
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  5. I love standing abs! It’s so much fun to switch up from the normal floor work!
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  6. Nice closeup on that guy’s stomach, huh? I would love to do these. Standing abs are my favorite! If I’m on the floor too much, I just want to stay there and fall asleep. You know? Actually, you probably don’t!
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    • Yes, I liked that close up. :) Usually if lie on the floor the boys crawl on me like a mountain. It never fails. I must have a sign that says climb me.

  7. These look really good – it’s an area I need to focus on! Thanks!
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  8. This looks nice (and easy to do!) I haven’t tried this at all, but looking forward to doing it.
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  9. I love side bends!!! It’s been awhile so I need to try these soon!!
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  10. haven’t tried these, but they look like i could do em!


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