5 Core Exercises With A Twist That Will Shock Your Abs

Hey, I hope you are doing well.

This past weekend, the family and I got the chance to head up to the local ski area again where the kids did some snowboarding while I skied.

I believe that the Invincible Body Academy workouts that I have been doing have kept my body in good shape which made the transition of not being able to ski for 15 years into getting back to skiing pretty easy.

Today, I will share a few little ways to add some variety on your core workout.

Enjoy!

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Today, I wanted to show you a few exercises that will shock your abs.

ABS Exercises With A Twist That Will Shock Your Abs!

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I got Jenna to demonstrate the exercises.

#1 – Seated Bench Partner Anti-Rotation

You need a partner to do this exercise. Begin in an upright sitting position. Your partner holds your shoulder and works on resisting your movement as you rotate your shoulders to one side, and then the other side.

Seated Bench Partner Anti-Rotation

Another way of doing this exercise is by crossing your arms. Rotate your crossed arms to the side while your partner resists your movement.

Seated Bench Partner with Crossed Arms

Perform 1 set of 5 reps each way in isometric contraction for about 2 seconds, and then progress up to 5 seconds. The intensity is light. The purpose of this exercise is to target the abs, especially through the twisting movement.

#2 – Seated Unstable Surface Anti-Rotation

For this exercise, you will need a partner and an unstable surface to sit on.

Sit nice and tall on an unstable or constantly moving surface, where you can feel your abs working to maintain stability. Cross your arms out front and rotate your shoulders to the side. Your partner works on resisting your movement.

Seated Unstable Surface Anti-Rotation

Perform 1 set of 5 reps in each direction, with 2 seconds push. You can progress to a 5 seconds push. The intensity is light and easy on your spine. The purpose of this exercise is to work on the twisting movement of the core.

#3 – Abs Exercise Using a Resistance Band

For this exercise, you can use a resistance band, tubing, or a pulley that is hooked onto something stable. You can also do this exercise with a partner.

Stand in an upright position with the resistance band in your hands. Move into a lunge position. Pull the band from the side and extend the band out front for a couple of seconds. Then slowly pull it back towards your body.

Abs Exercise Using a Resistance Band

Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) of pushing and pulling the band away and towards your body in a smooth controlled movement. Have a good stop at each of the positions; your hands away and hands closed. The intensity can be light to moderate, depending on how strong you are with your core. The purpose of the exercise is to target the core and work on the abs, but it is also easy and light on the spine.

#4 – Standing Anti-Rotation

For this exercise, use a resistance band.

Stand upright with a wide stance and knees slightly bent. Pull the band from the side, extending your arms out front. Hold that position for a couple of seconds and relax.

Standing Anti-Rotation

Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) holding the end position for 3 – 10 seconds. The intensity can be light to moderate depending on how much resistance you have. The purpose of this exercise is to target the core and abs.

#5 – Anti-Rotation Band Squat

For this exercise, use a resistance band or pulley.

Stand upright with a wide stance. Pull the band from the side to get resistance from the band. Push the band with your arms out front, and go through the squatting movement.

Anti- Rotation Band Squat

Perform 1 set of 5 reps (each side) of the squatting movement, holding the anti-rotation for a period of time. The intensity can be light to moderate depending on how much resistance you have. The purpose of this exercise is to target the core and abs muscles, but it is easy on the back.

Give these five exercises a go. They are great core exercises that will shock your abs.

If you want to strengthen your core and back, flatten your belly and achieve your dream abs while keeping yourself injury free, then click here to check out the Invincible Core program.

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS