Don't train your obliques in this lateral spine bending movement!
It's not training the true function of your oblique muscles. While your obliques do laterally bend your spine, their true function and purpose is to stabilize your spine. To keep your spine strong and upright. To prevent movement from occuring in your spine.
While you can make you oblique muscles strong from doing this lateral bending movement, you are also putting your spine at risk for injury and degeneration. This is because of all of the shear forces going through your spine from the movement. Why perform a high-risk exercise, especially when it's not even training the true function of the muscles?!
A much better option to train your obliques is through farmer's carriers, suitcase carries, unilateral upper body exercises, and other anti-movement exercises, where you are actively working to prevent spinal movement. These train the true function of the muscles and are a much more safe option.
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