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Russian Twist

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Type: Strength Main Muscle Worked: Abdominals Other Muscles: Lower Back Equipment: Body Only Mechanics Type: Compound Level: Intermediate Sport: NoForce: 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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Mar 1, 2016 7:21 AM: Through steps 3 and 4 you are told to breath out, then step 5, repeat the motion on the opposite side, but still not breathing in! How long must you keep breathing out without ever breathing in?

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Feb 17, 2016 12:10 AM: Nice

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Dec 10, 2015 6:57 PM: does anyone know if this will work with a dumbbell? thanks

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Nov 8, 2015 4:54 PM: ...+See More

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May 16, 2015 11:56 AM: This is a great workout do it every morning and night

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Apr 2, 2015 6:42 PM: LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!

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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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