Elevated-Feet Russian Twist

The elevated-feet Russian twist is a rotational exercise that targets your core, more specifically the obliques. This exercise also increases strength and power in the hips.


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    Sit on the floor with your knees bent and your hands placed on the back of your head. Lean back so your torso creates a 45-degree angle with the floor. Lift your feet a few inches from the floor. This is your starting position.
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    Brace your core and rotate your torso to one while fully extending your opposite leg. Pause, then reverse the movement.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Move slowly, focusing on using your core to stabilize your body.
  • Do not allow your feet to touch the floor.