Cycling Russian Twist

The cycling Russian twist increases strength and stability through the core with an emphasis on the obliques. The cycling element of the exercise improves strength in the hips and glutes.


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    Sit on the floor with legs and arms completely extended straight in front of you. Lean back so your midsection creates a 45-degree angle with the floor.
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    Draw one knee toward your chest as you rotate your torso and arms toward that knee. Hold for three seconds while keeping your balance.
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    Extend the leg, twist to the opposite side and pull in the other knee. Try to keep your torso at a 45-degree angle off the floor and keep your feet elevated at all times.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Engage your obliques completely, twist as far as possible.
  • Keep your core engaged to prevent your feet from touching the floor.