Twist Exercises for ABS

We all think that crunches are going to give us that perfect washboard abs, right? But the fact is that crunches alone can’t do anything to melt away layers of fat from your abs. The first step to a strong core is getting rid of all the belly flab. Twist exercises do exactly that. They target the fat and at the same time work on your core muscles. Twist exercises not only work on your upper and lower abdominals, but also works on the oblique muscles.

Types Of Twist Exercises

So raise the volume of your music high and let’s start twisting our way to awesomesauce abs!

1) Russian Twist
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This is a full abdominal twist, which involves balancing, strength and isolation. It strengthens the core, cinches the waist and at the same time, strengthens your arms. You can do this exercise with a dumbbell or a kettlebell. If you are a beginner, then you can do it without any equipment.

  • Sit on the floor with your feet flat on the floor and knees bent. Keep your back flat and abs tight. Grab your dumbbell or kettlebell.
  • Now, lean back around 15 degrees with a strong back and a tightened core. Do not hunch your shoulders or crane your neck.
  • Now, slowly lift your feet off the floor and raise your calves as high as you can or until they are parallel to the floor. If you are a beginner, do not lift your feet.
  • The Movement – hold the dumbbell in both your hands. Twist and take the dumbbell first to one side, then back to the center. Then twist and take the dumbbell to the other side.
  • Do 15 reps.
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