The Russian Twist is a core muscle exercise that targets the abdominals, but also works the lower back. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to intermediate lifters.
- Sit on the floor with your knees bent at 90 degrees and your back at 45-60 degrees to the floor, using your abs to hold you in that position. Clasp your hands together in front of you with your arms bent at the elbows.
- Keeping your legs still, rotate your upper body from side to side. Keep your back at the same angle to the floor throughout.
- If you struggle to keep your feet on the floor, have someone hold your feet down or place your feet under the handles of some heavy dumbbells.