my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

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Re: my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

Post by robertscott » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:42 am

so what you're saying is that the twist is more badass, with more badass functionality?

In your static face Phil!

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Re: my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

Post by Dub » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:40 am

Tried these today. Did high reps with bar x 5kg. I had some issues.
First off, my core didn't get fatiqued. My shoulders wore out way before the obliques. On the second set I slowed the eccentric phase down alot. It helped a little and I felt a good contraction, but still didn't really burn anything before shoulders died.

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Re: my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

Post by robertscott » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:54 am

try standing a little further back so your arms are more horizontal, that should take some of the heat off your shoulders. You really need to twist your hips into each rep, with very little of the movement actually coming from your arms. My shoulders don't fatigue at all when doing them, except for very slightly the couple of times I've done them after training my back.

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Re: my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

Post by Dub » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:52 am

Worked like a charm. Or atleast I felt like I was in hell. No shoulder fatique. Just full-body agony. Thanks alot.
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Re: my new favourite exercise - Full Contact Twists

Post by robertscott » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:51 am

no wuckers man, it's a surprisingly hard exercise to get used to considering all you're really doing is holding a barbell and pivoting

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