Russian Twist Ab Exercise

The Seated Russian Twist (V-sit Twist) has many variations, but whichever variation of this ab exercise that you choose your abs will definitely feel the burn.

Twisting is an important component of core workouts. Your back and abs must be strong in every direction, including forwads and backwards, side-to-side, and twisting to both sides.

Many people neglect rotational exercises in their ab workouts, but I encourage you to strengthen your spine is all directions.

V-Sit with a Twist Ab Exercise

Starting Position: Begin sitting on the floor with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Press your hands together, extending your arms out in front of you, and recline back so that your body is angled about 45 degrees.

Form: Keeping your lower body still, twist your body to the right and then to the left.

Personal Trainer Tips: The more you lean back, the more challenging this exercise becomes. Use an angle that is comfortable, yet still gives your abdominal muscles a challenge.

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In addition to the v-sit twist on the floor, you can see pictures of this exercise on the stability ball or a Bosu Ball.

The V-sit position is a popular position for pilates exercises, and it can help you to develop core strength.

It does add a little muscle work and tension to the lower back, so stretch your back and spine after a tough workout.

If you feel discomfort during any of the exercises on this site. Check your form and rest. And if you still feel discomfort check with a certified personal trainer or appropriate health care professional.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles

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