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Russian Twist, Seated

 
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Classification
Type auxiliary
Mechanics isolated
Direction pull
Equipment dumbbell
Additional Equipment mat
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Itīs an effective exercise.
 


Itīs a practicable exercise.
 


Itīs an often applied exercise.
 

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Instructions

Preparation

Grasp one dumbbell and sit on mat or floor. With legs flexed about right angled place heels on floor in front. Lean torso backward while lower back remains off floor. With both hands hold dumbbell centrical in front of chest and keep arms slightly flexed.

Execution

Rotate torso from side to side. Keep hips in stable position and let head follow motion.

Variations / Comments

Since russian twist isnīt a deltoid or pectoral exercises keep dumbbell in one plane above chest. Donīt swing arms from side to side. Instead concentrate on twisting torso in a dynamic and controlled manner.

Dumbbell Russian Twist, Seated Starting Position Starting Position
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Dumbbell Russian Twist, Seated Ending Position Ending Position

Muscles

Target Obliques
Synergist -
Stabilizers Rectus Abdominis | Erector Spinae | Hip Flexors | Deltoid, Anterior | Pectoralis Major, Clavicular
Dumbbell Russian Twist, Seated Muscles Front
Front
Dumbbell Russian Twist, Seated Muscles Rear
Rear