Standing dumbbell side bends exercise is an easy and effective workout for obliques and core abdominal muscles. It helps you not only in looking better but also provides you energy. Standing side bends are effective both the ways with and without dumbbells. Dumbbells are a great way to challenge you and increase the benefits and intensity of any exercise, even a little weight can make a big change. Standing side bends with dumbbells build strength and tone your waist and obliques. It’s essential to choose weight as per your fitness level. More weight than your strength can lead any pain or discomfort.