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Russian Twist

Exercise Data

Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals
Other Muscles: Lower Back
Equipment: Body Only
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Pull
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Russian Twist Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Lie down on the floor placing your feet either under something that will not move or by having a partner hold them. Your legs should be bent at the knees.
  2. Elevate your upper body so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you perpendicular to your torso and with the hands clasped. This is the starting position.
  3. Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the floor while breathing out.
  4. Hold the contraction for a second and move back to the starting position while breathing out. Now move to the opposite side performing the same techniques you applied to the right side.
  5. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

Variation: As you get more advanced, you can hold a weight with both arms for resistance.



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Nov 3, 2013 1:34 PM: A must for ab work!



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Oct 19, 2013 4:49 AM: Serious Burn!



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Apr 2, 2013 6:14 PM: Best oblique exercise!



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Jan 27, 2013 4:32 AM: How does this compare with the Plate Twist?



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Oct 6, 2012 1:22 PM: This exercise toke me one step further, towards the perfect abs !! (Using a medicine ball instead)



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May 23, 2012 10:59 AM: Great burn on the abs!



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9/10

May 3, 2012 10:05 AM: Definitely feel it in both upper abs and obliques!



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10/10

Feb 20, 2012 3:20 PM: I do these with a 25lbs plate and they really work the obliques.



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Apr 2, 2011 1:05 PM: Guys .. until i started to do this exercise nothing was really working, since i started i managed to use the 10 kg plate instead of the ball the results are more and more visible, totally reccomended !



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9/10

Mar 15, 2010 2:35 AM: Only done these for a few weeks now. Really digging them, there is alot of muscle work when you add weight to the situation, arms, abs, back. Great exercise.



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