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Muscles Used


  • Lie flat on your back with your hands on your head
  • Bend your knees up
  • Sit straight up
  • Half way through the motion twist at the trunk
  • Reach your elbow across to the opposite knee
  • Twist back to centre and lower yourself so your upper back touches the floor
  • Repeat with other side
  • All movement should be generated by your abs, try to minimize the use of the hip flexors

Muscles involved

  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Iliopsoas
  • Obliques
— Mark @ 6:42 pm, May 31, 2006

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