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Twist Crunches

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Control the motion- do not swing your arms or legs
  • Twisting to both sides makes up one repetition

Twist Crunches

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
5 Days a Week


Two Medicine Balls

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: Two Medicine Balls

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 5 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Lie on the floor, face up with your knees bent and lifted off the floor, feet about a foot off the ground. Place a medicine ball between your knees and also hold one in both hands above your stomach at the same level as your knees. Raise your head 6 inches off the ground.

  1. 1 Exhaling, simultaneously twist your legs to one side and your hands to the opposite side.
  2. 2 Repeat step one to the opposite side.
  3. 3 Inhale and return back to starting position.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.