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Use This Exercise To Get The Desired "Fish Gills" - Intercostals


Summer bodies are formed in the winter, and abs are no exception! There are several ab exercises to choose from, but we'll focus on the Russian Twist in this post. This is one of the most effective ab exercises for stimulating and engaging your heart. So, let's see where the name comes from, how to do it, and what the advantages are.

[What is the origin of the name Russian Twist?]

Well, it's a quick answer...

Nobody knows where this exercise came from or why it's called the Russian Twist. If you were hoping for a history lesson, I apologize for disappointing you.

What Is The Best Way To Do The Russian Twist?

Sit on the floor with the legs slightly bent to prevent them from touching the ground. Your upper body should be at a 45-degree angle off the ground. Keep your hands together with your arms out in front of you.

Holding a dumbbell or medicine ball in your hands will help improve resistance.

The aim is to twist from side to side while rotating leading with your arms. When performing the Russian Twist, the most important thing to note is to maintain balance. Slowing it down keeps the stress in your heart for longer, which means your core would be more engaged. It's important to keep in mind not to stop!Stopping will relieve stress in your abs and will serve as a form of rest.

You can aim for somewhere between 12 and 24 repetitions in terms of rep range. A rep is described as a twist to one side, so completing 24 repetitions equals 12 reps on each side.

The Russian Twist's Advantages

Sit on the floor with your legs spread out in front of you. Lean back slightly to create a V-shaped formation with your torso and legs, bracing your abdominal wall to engage your heart. Twist your body from side to side while balancing here without shifting your legs.

The Russian Twist is one of the most effective abdominal exercises for keeping your core engaged for a long time. The value you derive from the exercise is entirely dependent on you and your willingness to put in the effort.

The more slowly you complete each repetition, the more gain you will receive because you will be increasing TUT (time under tension), which is crucial for muscle development, strength, and growth.

Another significant advantage is the ability to gain weight. Using a medicine ball or dumbbell can increase resistance, and as you get better, you can increase the weight to keep the difficulty level up. This gives you a lot of flexibility in terms of how difficult you can make this exercise. You will keep challenging yourself and it will never become easy.

It's a good idea to keep track of how much weight you're lifting so you can motivate yourself to lift more each week. To get a quick-fire ab workout at the end of each gym session, add 5 sets or so of Russian Twists to the end of your workouts. This is a perfect exercise to do at home as well.

Message to Recipients

The Russian Twist should be a regular part of your ab workout. It's a perfect way to engage your heart, and you can easily raise the resistance by carrying a dumbbell or medicine ball. This exercise is necessary if your New Year's Resolution was to get abs. If you want a six-pack on the beach this summer, the Russian Twist should be one of your exercises. Good luck with your preparation!