Exercise Profile
  • Target Muscle Group
  • Exercise TypeStrength
  • Equipment RequiredBarbell
  • MechanicsIsolation
  • Force TypeN/A
  • Experience LevelBeginner
  • Secondary Muscles
Target Muscle Group


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Floor Barbell Twist Instructions

  1. The floor barbell twist exercise focuses on your obliques. Grab a light barbell and rest it on the muscle on the back of your neck. Do not rest the weight on your neck!
  2. In a seated position keep your back straight with your glutes firmly on the floor or on a pad/mat and your feet out in front of you.
  3. Slowly twist your torso to the right and then to the left. Tense up your mid section.
  4. Twist as far as possible. Do not move your head with the twist, but keep eyes facing forward.

​Barbell Twist Tips:

  1. Don't look from side to side. Keep your head facing forward.
  2. Keep your abs tight throughout the whole set.
  3. Keep your back straight.
  4. Make sure you have enough room if you're using an Olympic bar!
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