How to do Mason Twist

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Difficulty: Medium

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: abs


Start in a seated position on the floor, with your legs bent in front of you. Interlace your fingers in front of your stomach. Engage your core by pulling your belly button in towards your spine and tensing your abs. Then lean back with a straight spine and lift your feet up off the floor.

Hold this position and make sure you don’t collapse into your lower back, then rotate your upper body slowly from side to side so that your hands touch the floor either side of your hips during each rep. Keep your head and legs still by looking straight ahead over your knees during the exercise.

Perform this side to side rotation of the upper body with stead control for the required duration.

How to make Mason Twist easier

Modify this exercise to make it more manageable by keeping your feet on the floor and by sitting slightly more upright as you rotate, so there is less load on the core and lower back.

How to make Mason Twist more challenging

Increase the intensity of this exercise by keeping your arms straight to increase the length of the lever, or by holding a light dumbbell or weight in your hands. The other option is to hold your legs out straight in front of you off the floor, like in a V Sit-up.

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