standing bent-over twists

Muscle Groups

Standing bent-over twists is an exercise that is mainly focused on the core muscles, particularly the obliques, and lower back muscles. This is a dynamic exercise that involves continuous torso twists, which helps in improving the flexibility of the spine and increasing the rotational range of motion. The exercise also works on the deep-lying muscles of the core, which are often ignored in other exercises. To perform the exercise, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, knees slightly bent, and hands clasped behind your head. Keeping your torso straight and your head up, exhale and twist your upper body to one side, while keeping your lower body and hips stationary. Inhale and return to the starting position, then repeat on the other side. It is important to keep the movements slow and controlled to maximize the benefits of the exercise and avoid straining the muscles. This exercise is particularly useful for athletes who require good rotational strength, such as golfers and tennis players.