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Kettlebell Russian Twists

Exercise Description Main Target Muscles Obliques Secondary Target Muscles Core, Shoulder, Back Workout Type Strength Gym Gear Kettlebell, Dumbbell Fitness Level Beginner Compound/Isolated Compound Power Move Rotational Target Muscles: Obliques and Core Kettlebell Russian Twists Overview The Russian twist is a common exercise that takes a strong place in ab workouts. It targets the oblique and gives your abs a defined shape. If you are looking for any workout move to get the perfect curves, you know what to rely on. The exercise also plays a key role in working on your core. It develops your abdominals' muscles, strengthens your core muscles, and improves your posture. You can add more challenges to exercise with the help of a kettlebell or a dumbbell. How to Do It Start by sitting on the floor, bending your knees and feet flat on the ground. Lean back so that your upper torso is at an angle of 45-degree with the floor. Keep your back straight. Position your hands in front of your chest and engage your core. If you use a dumbbell or kettlebell, hold it at the center. Lift your feet off the ground. Rotate your arms to one side. Go all out and move as far as you can. Do the same on the opposite side. Kettlebell Russian Twists Tips Lift your feet off the ground to make exercise more challenging. Hold the kettlebell to work on your oblique. Make sure that you do not drop the weight at any point. Your back and shoulders should be in one place throughout the exercise.

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3-Way Plank

Exercise Description Target Muscle Group Obliques Secondary Muscles Abs, Glutes, Lower Back and Shoulders Exercise Type Strength Equipment Required Bodyweight Experience Level Beginner Compound/Isolated Compound Force Type Static Target Muscles: Obliques 3-Way Plank Over View The 3-way plank is an advanced exercise that primarily targets obliques along with arms, shoulders, chest, core, and legs. It is a demanding exercise that requires not only strength but also stability and balance. The oblique muscles are the muscles that run along the sides of the abdomen and are responsible for trunk rotation. These muscles are important for stabilizing the spine, and they also play a role in many daily activities such as sitting up from lying down, bending to one side, and reaching overhead. Because the obliques are used in so many everyday movements, it is important to train them in order to prevent imbalances and injuries. Additionally, strong oblique muscles can help to improve posture and give the body a more toned appearance. How to do It? Begin in a push-up position, resting on your forearms with your feet close to one another. Your hips should be off the ground and your hands planted beneath your chin, forming a straight line from your shoulders to your feet. This is where you'll begin. As you reach one arm up to the ceiling and stack one foot on top of another in a side plank. Slowly rotate your toes, knees, and hips to one side. Slowly return to your beginning plank position before repeating on the other side. Tips for Performing 3-Way Plank When performing the 3-way plank, be sure to keep your core engaged throughout the entire exercise. It is also important to maintain good form by keeping your hips level and avoiding any arching in the lower back. If you feel any pain in your lower back, stop the exercise and consult a healthcare professional. Additionally, those with wrist problems or other injuries should avoid this exercise. If you are new to exercise, it may be best to start with a simpler plank variation before progressing to the 3-way plank.

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Wood Chop

Exercise Description Main Target Muscles Obliques Secondary Target Muscles Core Workout Type Strength Gym Gear Dumbbell Fitness Level Intermediate Compound/Isolated  Compound  Power Move  Pull Target Muscles: Obliques Wood Chop Overview The wood chop is a type of exercise that helps to keep your core strong and stable, while also improving the flexibility in one's spine. This can lead not only ensure good posture but healthier overall health because it strengthens both upper body muscles as well lower half - resulting in improved balance! How to Do It Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart holding a dumbbell with both hands. Rotate your torso to the right and raise the dumbbell until it’s over the right shoulder (diagonally) Squat while rotating your torso to the left and bring the dumbbell diagonally across the body until it’s close to your left hip. Repeat and switch sides. Tips on Wood Chop Engage your core during the exercise. Your feet and knees should be pointing in the same direction. Keep your arms straight, and breathe out as you twist your upper body (torso).

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