These are one of my favorite exercises. Simply because they engage a number of different muscle groups at the same time – upper abs, lower abs, obliques AND back! Apart of having strong ab muscles, its is equally important (if not more) to have strong back muscles.
•Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your heels about a foot from your butt.
•Lean slightly back without rounding your spine at all. It is really important, and difficult, to keep your back straight, but don’t let it curve.
•Place your arms straight out in front of you with your hands one on top of the other. Your hands should be level with the bottom of your ribcage.
•Pull your navel to your spine and twist slowly to the left. The movement is not large and comes from the ribs rotating, not from your arms swinging. Inhale through center and rotate to the right. This completes one rep.
•Do 16 full rotations.
Hold a dumbbell or kettlebell while doing the twisting action. This will create higher resistance and make the exercise challenging.
If you do not want the weights, you can make this exercise challenging for by doing the simple bicycle twists. They will work your obliques equally hard.
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