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Russian Twist

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:Lower BackMuscle
required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this exercise strengthens the core and requires coordination

Starting Position

  • sit down on the ground or a fitness mat
  • bend the legs to 90 degrees and rest the heels on the ground
  • tilt the upper body back to about 45 degrees, hold the back straight
  • stretch out the arms in front of the abs, put the palms of the hands together
  • balance the body and hold the equation

Correct Execution

  • brace the body fully and turn the upper body sideways as much as you can
  • the movement happens in the core
  • hip and legs do not move
  • now turn the upper body to the other side
  • always hold the head in extension to the spine
  • repeat the ab exercise several times

tip for the workout

  • you can increase the level of difficulty of this bodyweight exercise if you hold the feet a bit above the ground