Exercise Guide

Twist With Broomstick

Lower Back, Rectus Abdominis, Glutes
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required:Barbell, Broomstick
optional:Seat, Exercise Ball, Towel
Variations available (10)
Starting PositionExecution - 1nd Step
Execution - 2rd Step

General And Specifics

  • this exercise is appropriate for a cardio and endurance workout
  • do it with a high number of repetitions
  • do not put too much weight on your shoulders, otherwise you risk a spine injury

Starting Position

  • grasp a broomstick or alternatively a barbell (with weights)
  • position your tool on your neck
  • hold it at its ends with stretched out arms
  • you can do this fitness exercise standing or sitting (for instance on a gym ball)
  • if you want to stand, open the legs shoulder width for more stability

Correct Execution

  • rotate the upper body in the hip to one side
  • rotate to the other side in one movement or turn to the same side several times
  • bottom, legs and feet do not move
  • do several turns to each side in one motion
  • avoid swinging with the upper body

tip for the workout

  • the sitting variation is a bit more effective, because you cannot rotate the lower body with the motion
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Strength Training With Dumbbells, Barbell And Kettlebell, Barbell, Free Weights, Obliques, Rectus Abdominis, Core