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Twist Board Exercises and Its Benefits – How to Exercise on Twist Board, Twist Board Workout

The twist board, also known as a balance disc is an amazing piece of exercise equipment that has got many health benefits. Exercising on twist board can improves strength, flexibility and endurance of one’s abdominals, lower back, and thigh and calf muscles. Also the rotating platform of twist board has got benefits like facilitating balance and co-ordination of the body, thereby improving the overall posture and confidence of an individual.  Exercising regularly on twist board for 20-30 minute can really help you to get rid of those extra calories hanging loose around your waist and can get you a slimmer waist and tone thighs. So do not waste more time and find out the various exercises or twist board workout techniques that you can perform:

How to Exercise on Twist Board

Oblique Twists:

  • Position the twist board on an open area on the floor and stand on it with your feet 2 inch apart.
  • Slightly bend your knee and your arms with elbow pressed against your sides.
  • Pull in your stomach and twist your hip 45 degree to the right and then hold the position for 1-2 second and again twist 45 degree to the left.
  • Repeat the exercise so that you twist on each side for at least 15-20 times.

Oblique Twists Using Weight:

1) Oblique twists with wrist weight or dumbbells

  • Similar to above given oblique twists exercise, stand on twist board with your feet 2 inch apart and bend your knee. But here you will need to wear wrist weight on your wrist or hold dumbbells with both the palms facing each other.
  • Now pump your arm up and down as if you are doing jogging simultaneously twisting your hip like in oblique twist.
  • Repeat the exercise for 2-3 sets and each sets consisting of 15-20 repetition.

2) Oblique twists with medicine ball

  • Hold an appropriate weight medicine ball with both the hand. Medicine ball weighting 5lb is ideal for beginners. Once the individual can perform the exercise easily with 5lb, the weight can be gradually increased.
  • Then bend the knee and start twisting your hip similar to oblique twist.
  • Repeat the exercise for 2-3 sets and each sets consisting of 15-20 repetition.

Single Leg Twist:

  • Stand on the twist board and raise your arm alone the shoulder line with slightly bend your elbows with the palms facing the ground.
  • Lift one leg and try to maintain balance.
  • Once the balance is achieved, tighten your abdominal muscles and twist your hip for 6-10 repetition and repeat the process with other leg.
  • Repeat the exercise for 2-3 sets with each sets consisting of 6-10 repetition.

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