How to do a Decline Russian Twists

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About Decline Russian Twists

Sets Logged
233,060
Popularity Rank
298th
Difficulty
Intermediate
Abs Strength
82 mSCORE 57th
Equipment Required
  • Photo of Decline Bench
    Decline Bench
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Decline Russian Twists is a variation on the standard Russian Twists. This compound exercise targets your obliques and core. By performing the exercise on a decline bench, you increase the range of motion and tension on your core muscles. This added difficulty makes it excellent for those looking to further challenge their core stability and strength.

  1. Adjust the decline bench to the desired angle and secure your legs to the bench.
  2. Grasp a plate in both hands and hold it a few inches away from your torso.
  3. Engage your core and slowly lean back into the starting position such that your torso is roughly perpendicular to the bench.
  4. Slowly twist to one side while keeping the plate roughly the same distance from your torso.
  5. Reverse the motion and slowly twist to the opposite side.
  6. Maintain good posture by keeping your shoulders back, chest up and core engaged throughout the exercise.
  7. You should feel this exercise in your abdominals and obliques.

Sets & Reps: How many to do

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    3
    sets
    6
    reps
    1 Set Max
    7
    reps
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    reps
    9
    reps
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    reps
    9
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