How to do Dumbbell Russian Twist

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Difficulty: Hard

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: abs, lower back


Sit on the floor with knees bent in the sit-up position. Lean back at a 45 degree angle. Keep your heels in contact with the floor. Brace your core and squeeze your glutes. Rotate the dumbbell over your body from side to side, keeping it just off the floor. Keep your chin tucked in, head moving in line with the shoulders. Rotate at the waist and keep your shoulders square and straight. Avoid rounding your spine. Keep your chest up and open.

How to make Dumbbell Russian Twist easier

Perform the exercise without a weight. Touch both hands on the floor on each rotation.

How to make Dumbbell Russian Twist more challenging

Raise your feet off the floor and keep them elevated for the duration of the exercise.

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