The Russian Twist is an amazing exercise that balances both sides of the body, strengthens the lower back and gives great tone to he abs thighs and butt.
To perform this exercise do the following:
1.) Place your the balls of your feet against a wall.
2.) If you have a yoga block, place it between your thighs and grip it firmly.
3.) Pull your belly in and tilt your pelvis back as you brace your belly.
4.) Grab hold of a medicine ball let it rest on your chest and hold it lightly with your hands.
5.) Twist your upper body from right to left. Keep your legs from shifting as you do the exercise. (They may shift a little, like in the video but not by much more.)
Complete a minimum of 35 repetitions/side for 3-6 sets.
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 25 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.