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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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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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1/10

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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1/10

Mar 20, 2016 2:23 PM: Did nothing for my abdominals or my obliques. The only place I felt anything was some minor soreness in the triceps from stabilizing the bar. Given how long doing Gethin's "300 rep warmup" takes, you are wasting time you could spend doing something else more effective. I'd rather stick to...+See More

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Feb 9, 2016 9:41 AM: I did not feel anything at all.

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1/10

Jan 18, 2016 12:00 AM: Bodybuilding.com should list up the exercise which is not recomended. Actually rather than score 1/10, i actually wanted to score Minus 10.
This exercise is not very effective to abs and oblique but also very bad for shoulder and neck.
The next day I had a headache which came from unnecessary...+See More

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2/10

Dec 1, 2015 2:07 AM: Yesterday was the first day for me to do this exercise and I thought "wow 300 reps! I'm going to be sore". Today I feel nothing in my abs but my triceps and chest are sore from the other moves so I thought maybe I did them wrong. Then I read everyone's reviews. Thanks for reminding me that...+See More

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Nov 24, 2015 10:56 AM: Has anyone ever felt any effect from this?

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Aug 25, 2015 3:46 PM: These make my arms fall asleep before I get to 100...

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