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Seated Barbell Twist

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals Equipment: Barbell Mechanics Type: Isolation Level: Beginner Sport: NoForce: Pull
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4/10

Jun 16, 2015 2:10 PM: I don't like this exercise. I feel like I'm wasting my time. I don't feel as if it's doing much for my obliques. Plus, my shoulders are very sore afterword.

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1/10

Jun 11, 2015 10:59 AM: Horrible for your spine! Don't do these! I did this exercise three days in a row and now have a bulging discs in my lower back! It set me back 2 months. Just because an exercise is in your workout plan doesn't mean you have to do it. Skip it!!

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1/10

Mar 1, 2015 8:02 AM: As a warm up, doing a moderate amount of reps on this could be good, but as an ab exercise, it's a complete waste of time. I love the other Gethin exercises, but this one is a good way to not only waste 10 minutes of your workout (300 reps), but also a good way to make your lower back, shoulders, and...+See More

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Feb 17, 2015 1:44 PM: If you have ever had a lower back problem do not do this. Even low weight can cause problems.

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6/10

Feb 5, 2015 4:03 PM: good

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6/10

Feb 5, 2015 3:53 PM: good

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1/10

Feb 2, 2015 12:33 PM: Waste of time. Do another ab exercise

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Jan 25, 2015 9:31 AM: I have done an exercise similar to this years ago, only I used a non-weighted bar/broomstick to lay my arms on, then as you twist, bend your body towards direction you are twisting to engage the oblique's.
But now I use the machine, much more efficient ;)

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Dec 24, 2014 5:06 AM: Did this excercise yesterday, felt so embarrassed as everyone was just watching me thinking "what the hell is he doing?". Just a waste of time, it is suppose to work oblique, I would suggest people to use other oblique exercises instead of this.

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5/10

Oct 28, 2014 2:37 PM: I found that my neck gets really sore by doing this exercise so I have replaced this exercise with the torso rotation machine

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2/10

Sep 29, 2014 12:35 PM: I have replaced this exercise with crunches/leg lifts in the same amount of reps. Does much better for me. With the sit up's I add weight to increase difficulty.

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Sep 27, 2014 10:32 AM: This exercise does nothing to affect the abdominals (increasing weight does not change that). Since the weight is so high up on your shoulders it really is your upper body tossing the weight around and eventually it will get to your elbows.

Beware of this exercise it only serves to loosen...+See More

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6/10

Sep 12, 2014 7:57 AM: There is a trick in doing this exercise. You don't have to twist your body while keeping it straight, else it is just like twisting for nothing, slightly bend in cross when twisting as if you trying to touch your shoulder on to your knee. For more effect try to pull your stomach inwards while twist

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Aug 23, 2014 8:53 PM: I have never felt anything with this exercise except pain in my neck, shoulders, and lower back. I will be replacing these with something more effective. possibly landmine 180's.

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Aug 10, 2014 11:02 PM: Use of oblique twist machine works just as well

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Jul 18, 2014 11:42 AM: waste of precious time. choose another ab exercise

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3/10

Jul 17, 2014 12:13 PM: I've done this every day for 2 weeks and instead of feeling a burn (or soreness) in my abs, I feel pain in my lower back and my arms. Although I'm sure there is a reason for doing these, I certainly don't see or understand it.

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3/10

Jul 17, 2014 12:13 PM: I've done this every day for 2 weeks and instead of feeling a burn (or soreness) in my abs, I feel pain in my lower back and my arms. Although I'm sure there is a reason for doing these, I certainly don't see or understand it.

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6/10

Jul 15, 2014 1:56 PM: At first I felt the same as most of you about this exercise. I didn't see the benefit to doing these and regularly felt pain in my lower back, neck and shoulders. What I realized is I was swinging the weight rather than letting my waist and abs perform the motion. I started leaning forward a little,...+See More

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1/10

Jun 12, 2014 4:28 PM: Not worth it and doesn't work the abs so much. If you're doing the 12 week program I would suggest doing a different Ab workout substitute.

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1/10

May 20, 2014 12:28 PM: I have tried these a couple times to make sure my findings were clear. You cannot feel anything when you do these, you are actually more likely to hurt yourself then any benefit that you will ever see.

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5/10

Apr 30, 2014 2:33 PM: I first tried this with the barbell and found that I was working more of my shoulders and chest. Really didn't feel anything in the stomach areas even when I upped the weight. So what I ended up doing was using an alternative. I use the Abdominal Twist Machine or Torso Rotation for this. By doing this,...+See More

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6/10

Mar 24, 2014 10:44 AM: I am doing these as part of the Gethin 12 week also. You don't feel them in your abs, and 150 reps twice a day every day seems like overkill. I have never seen anyone else in the gym doing these, let aloe 150. The gym owner asked me recently (basically) what the hell I was doing them for. I often wonder...+See More

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3/10

Mar 16, 2014 6:34 AM: You do not feel anything on your abs. I did feel it on my arms.

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Mar 5, 2014 8:32 AM: Not Good. I get severe pain on my lower back. I stayed away from Gym because of Nerve pinch and lower back pain. I would recommend this.

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Mar 3, 2014 12:38 AM: I don't feel this in my abs at all. I only feel pain in my lower back and in my shoulders especially after 150 reps. I am doing Kris Gethin's 12 week program and these are in every exercise after the first week. I have been switching up between Landmine 180's, Russian Twists and occasionally Pallof...+See More

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5/10

Feb 23, 2014 11:52 AM: I've tryed it for 3 times, none of them gived any pain on my abs at all. tryed with empty barbell, tryed with 15kg, no difference at all... while i do prefer better ''bottoms up'' and ''3/4 Sit-up'' on ABS. it feels your abs in 30secs.

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1/10

Feb 13, 2014 2:47 PM: I don't feel these in my abs at all. Mostly I feel them in my lower back and after doing about 50 reps per side it starts causing a sharp pain in my shoulders.

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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1/10

Feb 7, 2014 11:09 AM: I tried this workout a few times and feel nothing except pain in my lower back. I'm doing the 12 week program and its on every workout. I stopped doing barbell twist and went back to the basics (leg lifts, sit-ups, and planks).

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3/10

Jan 30, 2014 11:57 AM: I do not like it yet but i do my reps and i get some looks at the gym from it. Although I will say I am down 8lbs and size is there and strength as well. I am doing the 12 week program as well.

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