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Fitness Tip Tuesday – Russian Twist for a Strong Core

By July 30, 2013April 16th, 20143 Comments
Women's Fitness Tips

Women’s Fitness Tips

Russian Twist – Great Exercise for the Entire Core

Burns: 60 Calories in 10 minutes

How To: Begin on the floor. Elevate your upper body and legs creating a V-shape. While gripping your hands on the ball twist from right to left, holding the position for 2 seconds on each side keeping your core engaged. 

Muscles Used:  Core and Quadriceps

By lifting the legs here, you will engage the muscles in your legs and also place more emphasis on your core. Make sure you are squeezing those abdominal muscles here to protect your back. ROCK THAT CORE TODAY! Try doing this move for an entire minute and feel the burn.


Women’s Fitness Tips
This exercise is not intended for single workout use. The calories burned is used to show the difference between each exercise. When you look at the Squat for example, it burns so many more calories than the bicep curl. I want you ladies to see why I do pair certain exercises together.
This way, you ladies will be able to look at the exercise library (soon to come) and say, ” ok, I want to burn a lot of calories this week. I am going to put this exercise in this week (squat) and this one (lunge) and I’ll add a less calorie burning one (bicep curl) so I don’t get too tired….”  You will be able to create your own workouts and have a strategic look at what you want to include in your circuits.


Join the discussion 3 Comments

  • Megan says:

    I’m excited for this library to come…That’s going to be really helpful, even with adding in some additional variety into one of your existing programs! Loving Full-body-licious!

  • Marie says:

    That exercise reminds me this: which exercise women should’nt do if they want to have a sandglass waist?

  • sylvia says:

    Hi Flave,

    Do these all the time, and they don’t get any easier with time either. However they really do work the core and obliques. Love Love Love

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