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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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Seated Barbell Twist Guide

Main Muscle: Abdominals

  1. Start out by sitting at the end of a flat bench with a barbell placed on top of your thighs. Your feet should be shoulder width apart from each other.
  2. Grip the bar with your palms facing down and make sure your hands are wider than shoulder width apart from each other. Begin to lift the barbell up over your head until your arms are fully extended.
  3. Now lower the barbell behind your head until it is resting along the base of your neck. This is the starting position.
  4. While keeping your feet and head stationary, move your waist from side to side so that your oblique muscles feel the contraction. Only move from side to side as far as your waist will allow you to go. Stretching or moving too far can cause an injury to occur. Tip: Use a slow and controlled motion.
  5. Remember to breathe out while twisting your body to the side and in when moving back to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the recommended amount of repetitions.

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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8/10

Nov 24, 2016 9:44 AM: I do just 8 reps each side (so 16) for 3 sets, then 12 for another set and lastly 8 for the last set.

It seems to be working for me .......

The problem comes with 'throwing' the 46 kg /101 lb (at the minute) barbell onto my shoulders to do the exercise, it starts to involve...+See More

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8/10

Nov 24, 2016 9:41 AM: I do just 8 reps each side (so 16) for 3 sets, then 12 for another set and lastly 8 for the last set.

It seems to be working for me .......

The problem comes with 'throwing' the 46 kg /101 lb (at the minute) barbell onto my shoulders to do the exercise, it starts to involve...+See More

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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8/10

Nov 24, 2016 9:40 AM: I do just 8 reps each side (so 16) for 3 sets, then 12 for another set and lastly 8 for the last set.

It seems to be working for me .......

The problem comes with 'throwing' the 46 kg /101 lb (at the minute) barbell onto my shoulders to do the exercise, it starts to involve...+See More

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Review: Seated Barbell Twist

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8/10

Nov 24, 2016 9:38 AM: I do just 8 reps each side (so 16) for 3 sets, then 12 for another set and lastly 8 for the last set.

It seems to be working for me .......

The problem comes with 'throwing' the 46 kg /101 lb (at the minute) barbell onto my shoulders to do the exercise, it starts to involve...+See More

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6/10

Oct 30, 2016 3:00 AM: it's better to do this exercise with no weight or with lightweight. if you do it with heavy weight you will hurt your arms and shoulder. what i hate about this exercise it take a lot of time. i am not an expert but this is just my opinion

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6/10

Oct 30, 2016 2:58 AM: it's better to do this exercise with no weight or with lightweight. if you do it with heavy weight you will hurt your arms and shoulder. what i hate about this exercise it take a lot of time. i am not an expert but this is just my opinion

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8/10

Aug 27, 2016 2:10 PM: I think most of the negative comments were from doing the exercise improperly. Indeed, if you don't "engage" the muscles in this exercise correctly, you will not feel much of anything at all. Have a look at Rob riches video at https://youtu.be/CL52ma-B8Hc for tips. Also high reps are important....+See More

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Jul 25, 2016 7:51 AM: I use this variation instead. Also if u watch kg video trainer, he's doing it differently than shown in this bb tutorial. https://youtu.be/DIbws8FvrWA

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Jun 10, 2016 9:59 PM: Felt nothing from doing this workout, my arms fell asleep before I could even finish it.

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10/10

Apr 24, 2016 10:30 PM: This exercise is best done without Barbell. Just hands on the back of your head and go. I feel a satisfactory burn all over my abs.

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