Exercise How To:

Ab Twist


Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Starting Position: Sit on a carpet or a floor mat with your knees bent and your feet crossed over each other. Hold your arms comfortably in front of you.

Action: Twist your upper body to each side as much as possible. Keep your lower body as still as possible. Each back and forth twist counts as one repetition.

Muscles Worked

Abdominal MusclesLatissimus Dorsi Muscles

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Tips for Ab Twist:

  1. Maintain a regular breathing pattern during this exercise. Do not hold your breath.
  2. Twist slowly if you have a history of back problems.