Russian Twists with a Baby

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Move Targets: Upper/lower abdominal muscles


Step 1: Get in a seated position on the floor with knees bent. Hold your baby above your chest as you lower your upper body down to about a 45-degree angle. Lift your legs and engage your core for balance.

 russian twist with baby brooke griffin move 1

Step 2: Keeping core tight and shoulders back, rotate to the right as far as you can.

russian twist with baby brooke griffin move 2

Step 3: Pause then reverse your movement, twisting through the center and to the left as far as you can. Repeat this motion as many times as possible for 60 seconds. If you feel pain in your lower back, drop feet to the floor.

russian twist with baby brooke griffin move 1

Modification: Leave your feet on the floor, knees still bent. You can always do this without the weight and remember, the farther you lean back the harder the move is.

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