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Plank Twist

The Plank Twist is a dynamic core exercise that promotes stability, strengthens your abs and obliques, and improves flexibility and balance. Increase speed or duration for more challenge.
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Plank Twist instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Start in a plank position, resting on your forearms and toes, making sure your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
2
Keep your core tightly engaged as you twist your lower body to the right, pivoting on the balls of your feet.
3
Lower your right hip towards the ground, only going as far as you comfortably can without straining.
4
Return your hips and legs to the initial plank position.
5
Repeat the twist on your left side. Alternate sides for the programmed number of reps.
Start in a plank position, resting on your forearms and toes, making sure your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles.
Keep your core tightly engaged as you twist your lower body to the right, pivoting on the balls of your feet.
Lower your right hip towards the ground, only going as far as you comfortably can without straining.
Return your hips and legs to the initial plank position.
Repeat the twist on your left side. Alternate sides for the programmed number of reps.
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