Lying Twist

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Lying Twist

Instructions

Preparation

Lie on back on floor or mat with arms extended out to sides. Raise legs upward with knees slightly bent.

Execution

Lower legs to one side until side of thigh is on floor. Raise and lower legs to opposite side. Repeat.

Comments

Maintain knee position throughout movement. See Spot Reduction Myth.

Easier

For less resistance, bend knees more.

Harder

Place exercise ball between lower legs or medicine ball between bent knees.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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