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Russian Twist

  • force push
  • level intermediate
  • category core
  • movement compound


  • Sit on the floor, with knees and hips bent and feet flat. Clasp hands together in front of chest.
  • Lean back so that your torso is at about a 45 degree angle to the floor and lift your feet slightly off the floor while balancing on your hips.
  • Proceed to twist your torso to the right as far as you can, pause for a moment, then twist your torso to the left.

Tips and Tricks

To make this exercise harder, hold a medicine ball, small weight plate or small dumbbell in front of your chest with both hands while performing the movement.

Muscles Used
legend Target muscle Synergist muscles Stabilizer muscles
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