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Seated Russian twist (extended legs)

1. Sit on the floor (or ground) with your feet flat (feet can be elevated to increase level of difficulty) and your torso approximately 45 degrees from the ground. You will need to keep your abs engaged in order to hold/stabilise this angle.

2. With arms extended forward and abs contracted to maintain your torso at a 45-degree angle, twist to the right, reaching towards the ground. As you perform the twisting motion, focus on your obliques and contracting your abs.

3. Twist from right side over to the left, reaching towards the ground on the left side of your body. Hold each twist for approximately one second and then alternate to the other side.

4. Repeat twisting motion, inhaling through the centre and exhaling at each twist.

SETS/REPS: 3 x 12 to 15 (Photo credit: Jamie Watling Photography)

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