Exercise Band Trunk Rotation

Beginner Level of Difficulty

The exercise band trunk twist is a beginner core exercise. This exercise targets the abs and obliques and is suitable for any fitness level.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Obliques

Many people put a lot of focus on working their abs but forget their surrounding neighbors; the oblique muscles. Obliques serve as stabilizers, and are used in almost every physical activity. Exercising your obliques should be a very important part of your workout program.

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Abdominals

The abdominal muscles (abs) provide movement and support to your core area. The deeper and closer to the spine the particular abdominal muscle is, the more effect over body posture it will have, and this often contributes significantly to a healthy back.

Equipment Used


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Exercise Band

The exercise band is used in resistance training. The bands comes in a variety of colours depending on the amount of tension they offer. The exercise bands give constant resistance throughout the entire range of motion during an exercise and cause less stress on the joints.

Exercise Instructions


exercise band trunk rotation - step 1

Step 1

Start with you feet slight wider than shoulder width, your knees bent and your body weight placed on your heels. Make sure your shoulders are set, your hands are shoulder height and your core is engaged.

exercise band trunk rotation - step 2

Step 2

Starting from the center of your chest, rotate your entire body until it is inline with your hip.

exercise band trunk rotation - step 3

Step 3

Rotate back to the starting position. Make sure that your core is engaged throughout the entire range of motion.