Partner resistance standing twist

The partner resistance standing twist is a bodyweight exercise in which one partner performs bodyweight twists while the other provides manual resistance. It targets the muscles of the core, and the obliques in particular. It can be performed in the core-focused part of any workout.


  1. Builds abdominal anti-rotation strength
  2. Engages the lower and upper body at the same time as the core
  3. Partner can adjust the difficulty as needed

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Partner resistance standing twist Instructions

Partner resistance standing twist muscle diagram
  1. Stand erect with your knees unlocked 3 to 4 feet in front of and facing your partner. Place your hands together and extend your arms out in front of you. This will be your starting position.
  2. Your partner should push your arms out to one side as you resist; then release back toward your midline and repeat for all reps to one side before switching sides.
  3. Make sure to engage your obliques to twist back toward the middle, not just moving at the shoulders.