The Weighted Russian Twist is core exercise that primarily targets the abdominals and obliques. This is a core exercise which is well suited to beginner 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. Hold a small weight 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.