Bent-knee Lying Twist

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Instructions

Preparation

 
Lie on back on floor or mat with arms extended out to sides. Raise bent legs so thighs are vertical and lower legs are horizontal.

Execution

Lower legs to one side until side of thigh is on floor. Raise and lower legs to opposite side. Repeat.

Comments

Maintain knee position throughout movement. See Spot Reduction Myth.

Easier

Movement can be made easier by tucking legs closer toward body, thereby decreasing length of resistance lever.

Harder

For greater resistance, place medicine ball between knees or straighten legs.

Classification

 Utility: Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Isolated
 Force: Pull

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