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Russian Twist

This is a great way of working your obliques! Take a light plate and position yourself in a sit-up position your mat.


Bring your knees and torso up, creating a 'V' shape. You should feel the tension in your abs!

Rotate from left to right with your plate, being careful not to over-extend as this may cause injury. Don't rush either! You want to feel the work your abs are doing in each twist and controlling your weight.