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Russian Twist With Weight

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muscles:Rectus AbdominisMuscle, ObliquesMuscle
auxiliary muscles:Lower BackMuscle
required:Dumbbell or Exercise Ball or Kettlebell or Backpack or Medicin Ball
fitness level:Normal
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution

General And Specifics

  • this exercise works out the core and requires coordination and balance

Starting Position

  • pick up two tools you prefer
  • sit down on the ground or a fitness mat
  • stretch out the arms in front of the upper body and hold the weight
  • 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

Correct Execution

  • brace the body fully and turn the upper body sideways as much as you can
  • if you use a bigger tool (like a exercise ball) than guide it above your knees
  • hip, arms and legs do not move, the movement happens in the core
  • now rotate to the other side
  • always hold the head in extension to the spine
  • repeat the exercise several times

tip for the workout

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