Russian Twist

Exercise Tips

  • An exercise mat can be used for comfort
  • Focus on keeping your legs raised and straight the
    entire time
  • Keep your abs tight

Russian Twist

This exercise targets your abdominals and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week



Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Abdominals

Equipment: Kettlebell

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Kettlebell Abdominals

Starting Position: Sit on the ground, holding the kettlebell handle with both hands in an overhand grip. Extend your legs straight out at a 45 degree angle to the floor, feet touching. Position the kettlebell right above your hips, elbows bent, leaning back slightly.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly bring the kettlebell over to one side, lightly touching it to the ground next to your hip.
  2. 2 Quickly bring it over to the other side, touching it to the ground again.
  3. 3 Inhale and slowly return to starting position.
  4. 4 Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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