How to do a Cable Russian Twists

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About Cable Russian Twists

Sets Logged
167,197
Popularity Rank
635th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
69 mSCORE 99th
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

The Cable Russian Twists, enhanced by the stability of a ball and the dynamic resistance of a hi-lo pulley system, targets the obliques for a comprehensive core workout. This advanced variation introduces an instability component that requires greater engagement of the entire core, including the deep stabilizing muscles, to maintain balance. The added resistance from the cable pulley system ensures constant tension, significantly increasing the exercise's effectiveness for developing core strength and rotational power. This combination not only improves muscle activation but also enhances balance and functional fitness, making it a challenging yet beneficial exercise for athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.

  1. Sit upright on a stability ball with a pulley set to your shoulder height a foot away with a handle attachment.
  2. Walk yourself out until your shoulders are resting on the ball with your knees bent to 90 degrees.
  3. Hold onto the handle with extended arms and clasped hands overtop of the middle of your chest.
  4. Keep your core braced and your hips stationary as you begin to rotate away from the pulley keeping the handle in the middle of your chest.
  5. Rotate until you are no longer able to keep your hips stationary before returning back to the starting position. Repeat with opposite side.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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