Standing Ab Twist

Standing Ab Twist


This exercise involves standing with feet shoulder-width apart and twisting the torso from side to side, engaging the abdominal muscles. It is a great way to work the obliques and improve core strength and stability.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Standing Ab Twist Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your knees slightly bent.
  2. Extend your arms straight out in front of you, clasping your hands together.
  3. Engage your core muscles and twist your torso to the right, keeping your hips facing forward.
  4. Return to the starting position and then twist your torso to the left.
  5. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Standing Ab Twist Form & Visual

Standing Ab Twist

Standing Ab Twist Benefits

  • Strengthens the transverse abdominis muscle
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Reduces lower back pain
  • Increases core stability
  • Improves breathing and lung capacity
  • Can be done anywhere without equipment

Standing Ab Twist Muscles Worked

  • Obliques
  • Rectus abdominis
  • Erector spinae
  • Quadratus lumborum

Standing Ab Twist Variations & Alternatives