Cross Legged Twist Exercise Guide
Cross Legged Twist is a bodyweight exercise that works your abs.
Cross Legged Twist is a great basic move. When done correctly, it can effectively target your core and waist.
It requires no equipment to do.
How to do Cross Legged Twist
Begin by sitting cross legged and holding the ankles aligned beneath the knees.
Take your fingertips on your right hand and position them on the floor in front of you while your left fingertips are positioned behind your back.
Keep fingertips in place bring pressure back on the table, turning to the left or right, use some of your neck in the move, then exhale to avoid twisting harder.
Hold this position for up to 10 breaths keeping your spine up straight so that your neck and head are aligned over your hips then return back to the starting position.
Perform this position except in the reverse direction.
Learn how to do cross legged twist from this step-by-step illustrations:
The muscles used for cross legged twist may change slightly based on the your trained range of motion and technique, but in the most general case, the muscles used for cross legged twist are:
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|Type(s)||Bodyweight, Calisthenic, Strength, Compound|
|Muscles Worked||Abdominals, Gluteus|
|Difficulty Level(s)||Basic, Easy|
|Location||At Gym, At Home, Outdoor|