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trunk twists


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An exercise to tone the abdominal muscles, especially the external obliques; leg and groin muscles are also worked quite hard.▪ Lie on your back with your hands placed lightly on your head, knees bent, and feet firmly secured, (for example, press your toes under a solid object or get a partner to sit on your feet). Use your abdominal and leg muscles to lift your trunk and twist it so that your right elbow is as close as possible to your left knee. Then gently lie back onto the floor and pull upwards again, this time twisting your left elbow towards your right knee. Repeat the whole routine three or four times, remembering to breathe out on the way up and in on the way down.Once the technique is mastered, you can grasp a light weight behind your head to make the exercise more difficult, but do not use your hands and arms to force your body upwards because this can put unnecessary pressure on the neck.

▪ Lie on your back with your hands placed lightly on your head, knees bent, and feet firmly secured, (for example, press your toes under a solid object or get a partner to sit on your feet). Use your abdominal and leg muscles to lift your trunk and twist it so that your right elbow is as close as possible to your left knee. Then gently lie back onto the floor and pull upwards again, this time twisting your left elbow towards your right knee. Repeat the whole routine three or four times, remembering to breathe out on the way up and in on the way down.

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