Exercise #1680

Hip Twist w Straight Arms

2 mins - Exercise
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Muscle Focus: Abdominals, obliques, and back extensors.

Objective: Stabilization of torso as legs and hips move, strengthen abdominals.

Start Position: Sit tall with your legs straight in front of you and together. Place your hands behind you on the Mat, fingers pointing away form the body. Inhale to float both legs off the Mat to Teaser position.

Movement: Exhale circle both legs towards the right, down, around, and back to start position. Reverse the circle in the other direction, circling both legs to the left, down, around, and back to start position. If you can maintain a stable torso as the legs circle, challenge yourself by lifting the opposite hip off the Mat as the legs circle.

Precautions: As this is an advanced exercise, ensure that you can perform the Corkscrew first. Focus on maintaining a stable torso as the legs and hips move. With shoulder tightness, bend the elbows and place the forearms on the Mat during setup rather than placing the hands on the Mat.
What You'll Need: Mat

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May 24, 2014
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The next exercise is called hip twist with straight arms. It's a combination evolution, both teaser and corkscrew. It's an advanced exercise, so demands a lot of control and creative management of the...


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