Russian / Mason / V-Sit Twists
- Lie on an exercise mat and place your feet your under something that will not move or ask a spotter hold them down for you. Keep your knees bent.
- Raise your upper body from the mat to form V-shape with your thighs.
- Keep your arms fully extended in front of your chest, clasping your hands together.This is the start position.
- In a smooth motion, twist your upper body to the right until you feel a stretch in your back and sides. Keep your arms parallel to the floor and exhale as you do this. Hold for a count of one and inhale.
- Return to the start position while breathing out.
- Repeat the movement,this time to the left side of your body.
As your strength increases, you can hold a weight plate or medicine ball in front of you to increase resistance and engage other muscle groups.
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Russian / mason / v-sit twists is a gym work out exercise that targets abs and also involves lower back. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Bicycles / elbow-to-knee crunches / cross-body crunches, hanging leg raises to bar and leg pull-in knee-ups are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as russian / mason / v-sit twists. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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