How to do Bent over twist

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This movement may seem odd but it’s excellent for building your oblique muscles.

Main muscles worked

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  • Obliques

Other muscles worked

  • Hamstrings
  • Lower back
  • Abs

Bent over twist guide

  • Stand upright in your normal position and keep your feet hip-width apart.
  • Place your hands behind your head and then bend forward until your torso is parallel to the floor.
  • Tighten your abdominal muscles and then twist your torso to the right.  
  • Return to the starting position and repeat the exercise to achieve a complete set.

Trainer’s tips

  • When engaging your abs you should maintain your arms and back straight
  • The spine should be maintained at a neutral position as you let your obliques and abs to control movement
  • When returning to your starting position breathe in deeply.

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Bent over twist benefits

  • Bent over twist exercise makes you more stable and improves hamstring flexibility.
  • The exercise is useful for warm-ups.
  • Bent over twist exercise rotates your upper body into transverse motion thus improves the upper back muscles.