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Russian Twists

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Focus on balance and keeping your feet off the ground
  • Keep back flat

Russian Twists

This exercise targets your entire core abdominals area and requires no equipment to perform.

Muscle Group



1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: None

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Abdominals

Starting Position: Sit on the ground with your legs out in front of you, slightly apart and knees bent. Lean back slightly, your back at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Reach your arms straight out in front of you and lift your feet an inch off the floor.

  1. 1 Twist your upper body from side to side, touching the ground on each side with both your hands. Move your head with the movement and exhale on each twist.
  2. 2 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.