Ab Twists with a Dumbbell

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Starting Position: Sit on a carpet or a floor mat with your knees bent and your feet crossed over each other. Hold the dumbbell with both hands 6 to 8 inches from your chest.

Action: Keep the weight in front of your chest as much as possible and twist your upper body to each side as much as possible. Keep your lower body as still as possible. Each back and forth twist counts as one repetition.

 

Tips:

1.     Maintain a regular breathing pattern during this exercise. Do not hold your breath.

2.     Twist slowly if you have a history of back problems.