How To Do Russian Twists Exercise

Learn How To Do Russian Twists Exercise With These Simple Steps

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 Russian twists exercise variations 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.

Muscle Groups Worked:

Inner and outer obliques, rectus abdominals and latissimus dorsi.

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.

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.

Video Demonstration

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