University Recreation


Russian Twist

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The following information is to be used as a guideline only. If any of the exercises cause any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise immediately and consult your physician. We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity.

Primary Muscles: Abdominals
Secondary Muscles: Obliques
Body Area: Core
Modality Types: Body Weight Body Weight, Accessories Accessories
Equipment: Medicine Ball

Russian Twist Russian Twist

Proper Steps

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  • Read "Getting Started" before beginning any exercise
  • Start from a seated position on the mat with knees bent at 45 degrees
  • Hold a medicine ball at chest level
  • Rotate your torso side to side
  • Keep head faced forward throughout exercise to isolate abdominals
  • Contract low back to keep hips at 45 degree angle


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