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Russian Twist

The Russian Twist boosts core strength and stability by targeting the entire abdominal region, including obliques, lower and upper abs. This versatile exercise also challenges balance with its twisting movement.
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Russian Twist instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Sit on the ground with your knees bent, pull your abs to your spine, and lean back a few inches while keeping your back straight.
2
Hover your feet off the ground, this is optional, but it increases the difficulty.
3
Hold both of your hands on your chest, or if you're using a weight, hold it in front of your chest.
4
Twist your torso to the right, then to the left to complete one rep.
5
Continue the movement, alternating sides, for the recommended amount of reps.
Sit on the ground with your knees bent, pull your abs to your spine, and lean back a few inches while keeping your back straight.
Hover your feet off the ground, this is optional, but it increases the difficulty.
Hold both of your hands on your chest, or if you're using a weight, hold it in front of your chest.
Twist your torso to the right, then to the left to complete one rep.
Continue the movement, alternating sides, for the recommended amount of reps.
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