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Twist Hip Lift

Twist Hip Lift

The Twist Hip Lift is an effective exercise that targets the abdominal muscles, specifically the obliques. This exercise combines elements of a traditional hip lift with a twisting motion, providing a more dynamic and engaging workout for your core. To perform the Twist Hip Lift, you start by lying on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Place your hands behind your head or by your sides for support. Engage your core muscles and lift your hips off the ground, forming a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. This is your starting position. Now, as you lift your hips, add a twist to each side. Engage your obliques to rotate your hips slightly to the left and then return to the center. Repeat the twist on the right side. The twisting motion engages the deep core muscles, challenging your stability and adding an extra degree of difficulty to the exercise. By incorporating the Twist Hip Lift into your routine, you not only strengthen your abdominal muscles but also improve your core stability. Strong obliques can help with rotational movements in sports, everyday activities, and even improve your overall posture. So, if you're looking for a challenging yet effective core exercise, give the Twist Hip Lift a try and feel the burn in your abs.


  • Start by lying on your back on an exercise mat or the floor.
  • Bend your knees and place your feet flat on the ground, hip-width apart.
  • Extend your arms straight out to the sides, perpendicular to your body, with your palms facing down.
  • Engage your core muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine.
  • While keeping your upper body stable, gently lift your hips off the ground, using your abdominal muscles.
  • At the same time, twist your hips to the right side, bringing your knees towards your left shoulder.
  • Pause for a moment at the top of the movement, and then slowly lower your hips back down to the starting position.
  • Repeat the movement, this time twisting your hips to the left side, bringing your knees towards your right shoulder.
  • Continue alternating sides for the recommended number of repetitions or time duration.
  • Remember to breathe steadily throughout the exercise, inhaling during the lowering phase, and exhaling during the lifting phase.
  • Maintain control and focus on using your abdominal muscles to initiate the movement, rather than relying on momentum.
  • As you become more comfortable with the exercise, you can increase the challenge by adding resistance, such as holding a medicine ball or dumbbell at your chest.
  • It's important to listen to your body and stop the exercise if you experience any pain or discomfort.

Tips & Tricks

  • Engage your core muscles throughout the exercise to maintain stability and control.
  • Increase the intensity by using a medicine ball or dumbbell held at chest level.
  • Focus on slow and controlled movements to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Don't forget to breathe properly throughout the exercise, exhaling on the way up and inhaling on the way down.
  • Keep your hips and shoulders square and facing forward to target the obliques effectively.
  • Maintain proper form by keeping your back straight and avoiding excessive leaning or twisting.
  • Start with a lighter weight or no weight at all if you're a beginner, gradually increasing the load as you become stronger.
  • Incorporate the twist hip lift into a well-rounded workout routine that includes exercises for all major muscle groups.
  • Listen to your body and take breaks if needed. It's important to avoid overexertion and give your muscles time to recover.

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