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    Upper Body Bends

    Upper Body Bends

    Upper-body-bends exercise

    This exercise strengthens your back and torso muscles.

    1. Stand with your hands on your hips, legs apart, and knees slightly bent.
    2. Keeping your upper back straight, bend forward slowly. You should feel a slight pull below your buttocks.
    3. Bend a total of 10 times.
    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Last Revised July 23, 2012

    Last Revised: July 23, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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