July 3, 2014

Kettlebell Russian Twist #fitness

Want a really great core workout that will help with your abdominal strength, balance and coordination? Then you need the Russian Twist!


Basically, you're working your ab muscles without doing a single sit up or crunch. Pretty awesome.

For stability during pregnancy, I planted my feet on the ground and did the twist move for 30seconds per the Kettlebell360 app instructions. However, there are a few variations on this move to make it more challenging.


As the video shows, crossing your feet and raising your heels up off the floor will make for a more challenging move.

You can also lean back more to engage your abdominal muscles, and straighten your legs out a little further in front of you.

It's a great exercise, especially when you are twisting with weight. In the video, a 30lb weight is used. If you're pregnant and just starting out, go lighter. I used a 10lb kettlebell throughout my pregnancy and that was definitely enough weight for me!

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1 comment:

Rebecca Nash said...

Funny, I was just setting things out to remind me to do a kettlebell workout tonight at this is one of the exercises in my routine!

Definitely a good one for anyone working on core strength and stability!

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