Primal Functional Movement

By: Kelly Bentley - Advanced Holistic Health Practitioner Dec 08, 2015
Russian Twist, Kelly Bentley, Soulely You Holistic Wellness

Practicing twists will allow you to have better functionality throughout your life

We all need to be able to properly twist more than we may realize. All too often people are throwing their backs out while performing twists in every day life. Practicing twists in your workout routine will ensure you are able to twist functionality throughout your life.

Primary muscles worked: Abdominals

Secondary muscles worked: Low Back

1. Sit on the floor with your legs in front of you, knees bent, feet either on the floor, hooked under something for stability, or for more of a challenge, lifted off of the floor a couple of inches.

2. Lean your upper body back so that it creates an imaginary V-shape with your thighs. Your arms should be fully extended in front of you perpendicular to your torso and with the hands clasped. This is the starting position. 

3. Twist your torso to the right side until your arms are parallel with the floor while breathing out.

4. Hold the contraction for a second and move back to the starting position while breathing out. 

Now move to the opposite side performing the same techniques you applied to the right side.

Kelly Bentley from Soulely You Holistic Wellness uses her knowledge and skill set, to work one on one assessing clients physically, as well as metaphysically (that which is beyond what presents itself physically in the body). She has a solid knowledge base of bioenergy (the various human energy systems) the different stages of infant development, and how these correlate to a physical structure, mental emotional capacity, personality, disposition and perception. She appreciates socio-cultural correlations, as well as psychospiritual influences (pertaining to the relationship between spirituality and the mind), unearthing the root cause of mental and physical symptoms that often get overlooked by other medical professionals, giving the most comprehensive care possible.