The Oblique Bend is used to strengthen and tone the oblique muscles on the side of the abdomen. Our example is shown using the low pulley on the G9S Home Gym.It can be performed on any low cable machine.
START by attaching an cable handle to the lower pulley cable. Stand sideways to the machine, grasping the handle with your arm straight at your side. Stand away from the machine far enough to ensure resistance throughout the entire ragne-of-motion.
Bend sideways at the waist toward your hip bone, away from the machine, keeping your arm straight at your side. Keep yout trunk upright and in a linear rotations. Try not to bend forward at the waist.
Pause, then slowly return to the starting position. Finish the repetitions with this side, then repeat with the opposite side.
Variations of this exercise include: