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 Healthy 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.