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Seated Trunk Twist

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Look behind you to stretch your back
  • Do not push too far, just until you feel the stretch

Seated Trunk Twist

This exercise stretches your entire torso area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group

Waist, Hips, Abdominals, Back


1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Waist, Hips, Abdominals, Back

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Waist

Starting Position: Sit down on the ground, left leg extended straight out in front of you. Cross your right leg over your left, placing your foot on the ground by the outside of your left knee.

  1. 1 Twist your torso in the direction of your bent leg, placing your left arm on the outside of your right leg so that you can apply pressure and feel the stretch in your waist area. Your other hand should be on the ground about a foot behind you for support.
  2. 2 Hold for 10 seconds, then switch sides and repeat motions.
  3. 3 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.