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Russian Twist 1

Side touches are low-intensity core exercises that work your abdominal muscles. Keep your knees straight and eyes looking forward throughout the duration of the exercise. Pro tip: To increase resistance and difficulty, use hand-held weights or slightly lift your legs.

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1

Sit on the floor with your legs extended out, knees bent and feet on the mat. Lean back slightly to engage the core. Hold arms straight out in front of your chest.

 Step 2

Rotate at the trunk and twist from side to side with your arms. For a more advanced exercise, hold a weight, raise your feet off of mat and touch the weight to the floor on each side rotation. Focus on minimal movement of the legs during the exercise.

Exercise Video