Are you among the many people who dislike love handles? While the name is ironical, you will often find gym goers working with dumbbells, plates and side bends, just to burn off the extra fat on their sides. But who does not like to flaunt a ripped midriff, and hence I want to focus on the two common mistakes made by lifters while they do lateral and side bends.
Understanding your Oblique
There are two types of obliques in the human body. One is the internal, which is deep inside the trunk and secondly, the external oblique. The one which is visible on the lateral sides of the abdomen once you have shredded. The external oblique muscle extends from the lower half of the ribs and down to the pelvis. While talking about any oblique exercise, the focus is on training the external oblique. Moreover, the function of this muscle is to pull the chest downward and compress the abdominal cavity.
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