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How To Do A Russian Twist

Instructional Video


Written Instructions

  1. Sit on the floor, with your legs bent at around 90 degrees, feet off the floor.
  2. Lean your torso back, so you are balancing on your bum. Your body and thighs should be making a v shape. This position should also be engaging your core muscles
  3. Hold a weighted plate, set of dumbbells, medicine ball or kettlebell in both hands at your chest.
  4. Maintaining the position with your body, twist your torso round to the right keeping the weight close to your chest. Bring the weight down to the floor but keep a few inches off the floor.
  5. Using your core, twist back to the centre.
  6. Twist round to the left in a controlled manner. Keeping weight tight, bring towards the floor then back up.
  7. Return to the centre position.


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