Cable Side Bends

How to do the Cable Side Bends

Start by grabbing a cable with your torso bent to the side as shown. Now raise the weight and use your opposing oblique muscle to do the action of contracting. Exhale until you are fully contracted on the opposite side. Return to the starting position.

Spotter Information:
None needed.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Obliques
  • Abdominal
  • Belly
  • Stomach
  • Cable
  • Isolation

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
57.1 lbs15.2 101.4 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 57.1 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 28 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Cable Side Bends

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Muscle Specific Intermediate
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Muscular Definition Intermediate

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Tracking Your Weights

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