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Cycling Twist or Anchored Russian Twist Exercise

Essential Exercise

The cycling - Russian twist works your obliques, abdominals and quads.

Power Tip:  Anchor your feet on a sit-up board, for example and hold a light weight in your hands while you twist your torso.

Do not cycle your legs.

How to perform the Cycling Twist or Anchored Russian Twist:

  1. Sit on the floor, knees bent, feet flat on the floor, arms extended forward and hands together in front of your chest. Keep your torso slightly tilted backward.
  2. Lean back so your torso is at a 45-degree angle to the floor. Lift your feet off the floor.
  3. Twist your torso to the right as you lift your left knee toward your chest. Then twist to the left as you lower your left knee and raise your right knee in a cycling motion.

Cycling Twist Exercise

Here is a picture of a Russian Twist with a medicine ball:

Russian Twist Exercise

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