The Russian twist is a type of exercise that is used to work the abdominal muscles by performing a twisting motion on the abdomen. The exercise is believed by those who practice it to build explosiveness in the upper torso.
To perform the Russian twist, first, one should sit on the floor with knees bent as in a «sit-up» position. The feet should be kept together and slightly above the ground or put under a stable surface. The torso should be kept straight with the back kept off the ground at a 45 degree angle. Arms should be held together away from the body in a straight fashion and hands kept locked together like a ball or one can hold a weight to increase the difficulty. Next, the arms should be swung from one side to another in a twisting motion, with each swing to a side counting as one repetition.
Muscles integrated into the exercise:
Your Health Coach recommends a daily routine of 3 rounds and 10 repetitions of:
- Russian Twist