Seated Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball
Many abdominal toning exercises have short, sweet names, like the simple crunch or the plank exercise. Yet, some other routines that are designed to flatten tummy regions go by much longer names, such as Seated Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball. Also known as Russian twists, this routine does require access to a weighted medicine ball, but is otherwise not too complicated to learn.
Seated Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball start with the individual’s body in a basic crunch position. After lying flat on the ground with knees bent and feet also flat, the individual takes the weighted medicine ball of his or her choosing in hand. Then the participant performs a twisted crunch repetition, lifting his or her body to about a 45 degree angle and turning the torso so as to be able to touch the floor with the medicine ball. Seated Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball can be repeated a number of times with the individual alternating from one side to the other. Seated Oblique Twists with Medicine Ball should be beneficial for those who wish to flatten tummy muscles, especially the oblique muscles, which run along the side of the body.