Desk Russian Twist
To incorporate more of your office furniture, Bowling likes the desk Russian twist, which also targets all the major core muscle groups, but primarily the obliques.
You'll need to:
- Sit on your desk with your knees over the edge.
- Lean back to a 45-degree angle, or as far as you can while maintaining a neutral spine (no arch).
- Rotate your torso and touch the desk beside your right hip with both hands.
- Repeat to the left.
- Begin with 8 to 10 repetitions to each side, two to three sets.
Proper technique, like most core exercises, is essential in the Russian Twist. If you can get to that 45-degree angle without arching your back, great. If not, don't. The moment your back begins to arch, you need to come forward to a point where you can hold that angle.
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