How to do Twist Right

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: lower back, hip flexor, glutes, hamstrings

Instructions

Start in a seated position with legs extended and feet together. Draw the right knee to your chest and place the right foot outside of the left knee. Pull your belly button to your spine for core activation and lift your chest up to the ceiling. Take your left arm on the outside of the right knee and pivot your gaze backwards. Keep activating your core and lifting your chest to the ceiling as you slowly rotate deeper into the twist. Press the left arm into the right knee and push the right knee back into the left arm to twist further. To come out release the arm from the twist and re-extend the right leg.

A common mistake is to allow the core to release and the spine to curve in a relaxed position. Instead ensure the core is active and that you are lifting your chest to the ceiling to straighten out the spine.

How to make Twist Right easier

Instead of taking the left arm outside of the right knee, use the left arm to hug around the right knee to lessen the depth of the twist.

How to make Twist Right more challenging

Before taking the twist, lean to the left hand side so you can bend the left leg with the left heel coming towards the right hip. Come back to upright and make sure both hips are squarely to the floor. Then continue with the arm over the leg into the twist.

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