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Ab Twist

Elevated Feet Russian Twist, Torso twist, Abdominal Twist

Calisthenics / Very Easy
  • Obliques
  • Abs
  • Lower Back
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How to do the Ab Twist - Learn Proper Ab Twist Form

  1. Step 1: Sit with your backside on an exercise mat. Hold your feet a few inches off the ground with your knees slightly bent.
  2. Step 2: Hold your arms straight out in front of your chest with palms together. Next, lean back slightly to where you have to hold yourself up with your abdominal muscles.
  3. Step 3: Now twist your torso to your left side, pause, then twist back to center position. Then twist to the right side and twist back to center. This completes one rep.

Ab Twist Variations and Ab Twist Alternatives

  1. Variation 1: Hold a weight between your hands while performing exercise.
  2. Variation 2: Instead of keeping hands in the air, twist to one side and touch the ground with both hands together.
  3. Variation 3: If twisting to the left side, straighten right leg out and hold above the ground. Alternate for opposite side.

Ab Twist Tips

  1. Tip 1: Do not let your feet touch the ground. Take a break if you absolutely cannot hold them up. Cross feet together to make it easier to hold up.
  2. Tip 2: Try not to round your back. Keep it straight as possible.
  3. Tip 3: Twist as far to each side as possible to get the most out of this exercise.

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Ab Twist Muscles Worked

Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
Muscles front back Abs blue Lowerback blue Obliques orange

Ab Twist Equipment

Ab Twist Training Details

The ab twist is a calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the obliques and to a lesser degree also targets the abs and lower back.

The only ab twist equipment that you really need is the following: exercise mat. There are however many different ab twist variations that you can try out that may require different types of ab twist equipment or maye even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper ab twist form is easy with the step by step ab twist instructions, ab twist tips, and the instructional ab twist technique video on this page. The ab twist is a n/a exercise for those with a very easy level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the ab twist video, learn how to do the ab twist, and then be sure and browse through the ab twist workouts on our workout plans page!

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Ab Twist Force Type: N/A
Ab Twist Mechanics Type: Compound
Ab Twist Other Names: Elevated Feet Russian Twists, Torso Twist, Torso Twists, abdominal twist

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