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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Advanced Russian Twists

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Advanced Russian Twists

 

It’s time to get back working on those ABS!!

httpv://youtu.be/lvNPZCtt8NQ

I am quite familiar with the original Russian twist, but this version is a bit advanced! This requires some serious core strength as well as balance to pull this one off. (Did you SEE that his feet are OFF the floor?!) I do love it though because I need some serious core work so I am excited to add this to the routine. Usually I find a girl video, but this time I decided to stop discriminating on the guys and throw them a bone 🙂

 

Would you try the Advanced Russian Twist?

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36 comments

Michelle August 28, 2013 - 6:41 am

I’m sure when I go back to bootcamp, there will be some sort of torture like that waiting for me. He makes it look easy but since I have done core exercises with my feet off the ground, I know it’s not!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:40 pm

the feet off the ground is honestly the toughest part for me, but its worth a try!

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Joi August 28, 2013 - 6:49 am

I am tripping off buddy throwing up that pyramid the entire time 🙂 Maybe he’s a HOV fan 😉

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:40 pm

LOL of course he is! That makes total sense 😉

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thedoseofreality August 28, 2013 - 7:37 am

Oh Good Lord that looks hard! I am not sure my core is strong enough to handle that…neither is any other part of me! ;)-Ashley

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:43 pm

lol Ashley! I don’t have a strong core either but we can work to get there (one day!)

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Janine August 28, 2013 - 7:46 am

Oh man, if I never had sciatica, would love to give a try, but I think my chiropractor would kill me if I did this and put myself into traction!! But thanks for sharing and seriously wish I could do stuff like this still!!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:39 pm

I’m sorry Janine! I had sciatica with both of my pregnancies and oh my word I have never felt pain like that in my LIFE!

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Kim August 28, 2013 - 8:05 am

I always think Russian Twists are hard (they sort of make me dizzy!!). I’ve done them with my feet off the ground but I usually clasp my hands – I will have to try them with my arms extended to see if it makes a difference.

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Feet off the ground is tough!

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LaShawn August 28, 2013 - 8:27 am

Umm Ummm Umm……
I need this, but I’m scared…….

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:38 pm

This is NO JOKE girl! but we can try!

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Kita August 28, 2013 - 8:57 am

Ommm not with the legs off the ground that’s way to heavy for me right now I would fall out after the first twist

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:37 pm

The legs off the ground is the hardest part for me too. Then I just leave my legs down and keep it movin

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Hope August 28, 2013 - 9:22 am

I’ve done the original Russian twist before and got a serious cramp in my obliques. That one looks harder and I don’t think I’m willing to tackle it…maybe when i can do a few sets of RT without the cramps. Lol. My abs are weak…smh

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:36 pm

I know, those babies stretch us allll the way out and it is tough to recover!

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veronica August 28, 2013 - 10:52 am

Girl, I have the balance of a drunk elephant. I don’t guess this advanced version will be for me. But the regular version might work. I do remember liking how tight my abs felt after doing those.

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:35 pm

LOL yeah the regular version is tough for me as well, I think I need to master those first!

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Susannah August 28, 2013 - 1:22 pm

Wow, those look intense! Definitely not for the fitness level I’m at. 😉

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Hi Susannah, thank you so much for stopping by! This exercise is pretty intense but worth a try!!

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FitBritt August 28, 2013 - 1:23 pm

I usually do this with my hands closer to my body. I have a feeling that probably makes it easier! 🙂

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:34 pm

ha, maybe! This version is no joke!

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Allie August 28, 2013 - 3:17 pm

I like to add a medicine ball! This is a great one:-)

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:32 pm

nice that is a great idea Allie! I gotta try.

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evilcyber August 28, 2013 - 5:36 pm

I hadn’t seen that one before. For the main abs it more or less is a static hold, while the sides get a bit of work. I wonder what gets exhausted first.

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:28 pm

personally, my abs get super tired quickly! I need to strengthen my core however!

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Mrs. Pancakes August 28, 2013 - 7:37 pm

I love a good plank for the abs!!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:27 pm

yep this is a really great exercise!

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Tamara August 28, 2013 - 8:36 pm

I love ab exercises. Sometimes I forget to do anything else!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:26 pm

See, now that is a good problem to have.

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Carla August 28, 2013 - 9:19 pm

ABSolutely! Haha…couldn’t resist!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:26 pm

LOL Carli

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Leslie August 28, 2013 - 10:04 pm

Okay…you won’t see me doing those anytime soon – maybe after a few months of serious strength training. Go you for being so strong!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:26 pm

ha, I didn’t say I could do a lot of them, but I can try!

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Sherelle August 28, 2013 - 10:55 pm

Okay, this definitely looks challenging…in a good way! I’ll have to add this move into my routine…slowly, lol!

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Nellie September 2, 2013 - 8:25 pm

It is so tough but good!

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