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


Abs Muscle Anatomy Diagram

Seated Barbell Twist Instructions

  1. The seated 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. Sit down on a flat bench with your feet at a wider than shoulder width stance, firmly on the floor.
  3. Keep your back firm and straight. Slowly twist your torso to the right and then to the left.
  4. Twist as far as possible. Do not move your head with the twist, but keep facing forward.

‚ÄčExercise Tips:

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