I think “Side Bends” are boring! But when I see in my mind Jane Fonda, Jack Lalanne and Richard Simmons doing the “Side Bend Pose”. I get excited about doing “Side Bends“! But, they still are boring to me, but NOT with my best fit Friend, The RollerSizeR®.
When I see “Side Bends‘ I see empty hands and arms that are free to go anywhere but “Side Ways” and this can get the back OFF TRACK and out of a safe and natural alignment. That being said, those Gurus can do NO wrong, I love them! But, I wish I could see them doing “Side Bends” with the RollerSizeR®. I think I would cry! Anyway, you have me and that should bring tears to your eyes as in this clip, I had a long day with my Dad (88 years old and getting younger ever day), feedings, sleeping schedule, you get it. So, I look tired and worn out and if it were not for my love to be fit, and do “Side Bends” with my RollerSizeR® and be here with you, I would crumble up and cry! So in this clip I am searching for that Rainbow in life… doing “Side Bends“.
As a “Once Upon a Time” Dancer, arms were key to how you moved with grace. Holding your core and carriage when you bend was important to beauty of the movement! Usually if your alignment was perfect the movement was beautiful. In fitness, sometimes, the arms are just hanging out on the torso, doing nothing! In doing “Side Bends”, you usually use your arms but they usually have no connection to the core unless you have trained knowledge of how to use your arms and get connected. Dancers take years to understand how to use arms. But fitness folks like it fast and results Faster! So, that being said, some “Side Benders” may put a light weight in their hands to give the “Side Bend” exercise more resistance. Or in some cases a Heavy Free Weight. I see guys, and yes gals in the gym, sort of “Hunk Side Ways” with a 10lb, 15lb, 20lb dumbbell in their hands. The work their TRUNK doing these “Side Bends“. I am not sure, but my Gut feeling is, when you add a heavy weight to your “Side Bends“, even a Kettle Bell, you can get muscle on the side and perhaps that can thicken the “TRUNK“. But, hey, that is my opinion as a trainer but maybe that is also the dancer in me. I like a “Side Bend” that stretches my core and more right up to my arm pits. I want the entire side of my body down to below my waist, deep into the connection tissue of my hip, and totally lengthen not just my sides but my Arms too! I want to bend like a Rainbow.
So, here is how to find “Whats at the End of Your Rainbow” (Great Song) in your Waist Bending “Side Bend“. When the arms are above the head the “Side Bend” can get tougher because the arms are heavy and add resistance naturally without adding weights. I have never weighed my arms, but I would give each of my arms a good 15 pounds each! Wow! What could my thighs be? 😦 Thigh Thinning coming up). Anyway, when you hold the knobs (Balls) of the RollerSizeR® and keep your arms straight the entire time you bend to the side, you will get a clean, direct hit on your obliques, trapezius and the big muscle in the back, the quadratus lumborum. I will add and extra bonus, the fat around the arm pits (Mine Anyway)! Ok! I shared. This exercise should be done everyday, I think and ten total. Five on each side. Make sure you come up to straight, The RollerSizeR directly above the head, like a Halo. Remember to keep you arms straight so the benefits give you Fast results. Somewhere over your Rainbow you will find a golden way to workout with your RollerSizeR®
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