Exercise Band Trunk Twist

Beginner Level of Difficulty

This is a beginner level core exercise that targets the obliques.

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 twist - step 1

Step 1

Start with your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart, your knees bent, your buttocks pushed slightly outwards, your shoulders pulled back and square and your core muscles tight.

exercise band trunk twist - step 2

Step 2

Now with your arms straight and at shoulder height, twist your body 90 degrees keeping your chin and thumbs in line with one another, squeezing your obliques through the entire range of motion.

exercise band trunk twist - step 3

Step 3

Return 90 degrees to the center starting point and repeat action.