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Twisting Side Bend

Twisting Side Bend

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Stretches back
  • Stretches sides of torso
  • Stretches latissimus dorsi (“wing” muscle)


The twisting side bend stretches the inner thighs, torso, and lat muscles. This is a good stretch to perform following a lower body workout or between sets. Increase the stretch by reaching your arm overhead.


  • Seated on the floor and keeping the knees straight, spread your feet apart as far as they can go.
  • Place your left hand to the top of your right thigh, and reach your right arm over your head.
  • Lean your trunk to the left, reaching your right arm over to the left side of the body.
  • Repeat with the opposite side.


  • Only bending forward at the waist