How To Do Russian Twists Exercise

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Are you struggling with your Russian twists exercise?

Follow these simple steps to learn the most effective way of how to do Russian twists exercise and start feeling the benefits of the ranges of this exercise such as the weighted Russian twists exercise.

Benefits of the Russian Twists Exercise

This exercise works your obliques whereas most core exercises just work your midsection (abdominals) it also strengthens your back which in turn helps with maintaining good posture. There is no equipment needed for the Russian twist unless you wanted to add a weight so they can be done cheaply and anywhere there is a bit of space.

This core exercise is a really good workout for the whole abdomen. It engages all the abdomen muscles so you’ll feel the burn and benefits of your workout. This workout strengthens your rectus abdominis as well as internal obliques, and the external obliques too. Carrying out the Russian twists exercise reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases like strokes and heart attacks too so it will improve your help in the long term too.

It is not just your abdomen that is worked during the exercise. The lower back is also strengthened due to the position of your back during the workout. The seated Russian twist can strengthen the oblique muscles on the sides of the abs. The result of a strengthened abdominal muscle which helps to prevent slouching and get a good posture.

Which is great if you happen to work in an office or stationary environment. This projects self confidence as you’ll feel great about the results. Your trimmed abdomen helps you your everyday activities like bending to put your shoes on, pick up something from the floor or sitting in a low chair etc.

The Russian twist once mastered, is one of the best exercises that can help work out the whole of your abs and keep you in shape. So be sure to set aside a few minutes each day to practice this twist. Then you will soon feel a lot more confident about your body.

Muscle Groups Worked:

Step by Step Guide:

  1. Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground.
  2. Lean back so your torso is at a 45-degree angle to floor, making sure to keep the spine straight and not rounded.
  3. Lace your arms straight out in front of your chest with one hand on top of the other.
  4. Raise your core and slowly rotate round to the right as far as you can, pause then reverse this movement all the way round to the left as far as you can.
  5. That is 1 rep.

Russian Twist Variation

Russian Twists Variation

To make this harder you can lift your feet slightly off the ground or use a weight such as a medicine ball or a dumbbell to twist with.

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