twisting sit-ups

Muscle Groups

abs upper abs intercostals
Twisting sit-ups are a variation of the traditional sit-up exercise that involves a rotational motion to engage oblique muscles while also working the abdominal muscles. To perform a twisting sit-up, begin by lying flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Place your hands behind your head or across your chest and engage your core muscles. As you begin the sit-up, twist your torso to one side and touch your elbow to the opposite knee, then lower back down to the starting position and repeat the movement on the other side. Twisting sit-ups are an effective exercise for targeting the oblique muscles, which are located on the sides of the abdominal wall, and strengthening the core. This exercise can help improve overall fitness and posture, as well as reduce the risk of injury in other physical activities. Twisting sit-ups can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty by adjusting the number of repetitions, pace, or adding weight. As with any exercise, be sure to use proper form and technique to avoid strain or injury to the neck or back.