Toning, low-impact, beginner-to-intermediate level, ab-focused Pilates workout by Blogilates

Length: 5 min 46 sec

Day 11 of the 100 Ab Challenge, in which you do 100 Russian twists in a row.

Included Features

Warmup No Equipment needed

Yoga mat (optional)

Cool-down

No

Space needed

Width of a yoga mat

Beginner Modifications

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Apartment friendly?

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Advanced Modifications

No

Shoes needed?

No

Review

Sweat Level sweat dropx1 Fun Level happy facex2
Burn Level flamex4 Soreness Level ouchx0
Torture Level dying facex5 Ease of Following thumbs upx5

It’s really hard to do 100 Russian twists in a row if you don’t have the proper form. Even with the beginner modifications where you put your feet down, you have to really focus on using your abs, otherwise your hip flexors will work instead.

That’s what happened for me, unfortunately. I started to feel my obliques after a bit, but shortly after that my hip flexors started to hurt. I think maybe I had started to avoid using my obliques when they started to burn, but I couldn’t switch back afterwards, so it ended up being more of an exercise for my hip flexors than anything else, which was actually really painful.

Cassey didn’t really explain a way to avoid this, but I wish she had so I could’ve gotten the most out of this workout. Personally this isn’t my favorite day out of the 100 Ab challenge, but if you’re already strong and already good at Russian twists, this is a great workout for your whole core!

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