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Say hello to standing twists, a simple exercise that can reduce your love handles

Updated on:17 August 2020, 14:04pm IST
Drop your old school ways of losing weight and try out this standing twist move that will work on three areas in one go.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Cheerio to muffin top with standing twists.

Having a flat belly is impossible if the rest of your upper body has bulges. Your back and your sides also need to be lean, if you want proportional weight loss. Thinking what you should do to hit all three areas? Well, stop scratching your head as we’ve got a fool-proof way for you: standing twists.

A standing twist is a simple move but the results it has to offer are just phenomenal. From cutting back fat and love handles disappear to giving you a flat belly–this one move can do it all.

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This is how you can do a standing twist
You don’t need equipment or much to do a standing twist. Just follow these two simple steps and you are good to go.

1. Stand straight with your feet together. Now stretch your hands sideways in a straight line and parallel to the ground.

2. Now all you need is to move your lower half. Balance yourself on your toes and with a hop, twist to one side. With another hop, turn to the opposite side. Do this motion with fast repetitions.

And that’s how you do a standing twist. Wasn’t that simple? But just doing a few won’t make much of a difference that’s why you need to do at least 100 reps on each side and 5 sets of it for better and faster results.

Standing twists can give you better results than abs crunches?
According to Ruchika Rai, a celebrated fitness coach from Mumbai, doing abs crunches can lead to severe neck and lower back pain. Plus they create a gap in the mid separation between the abs called diastasis recti. Due to which getting a flat belly and curvy sides become harder. 

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But with standing twists, your entire trunk rotates in such a fashion that it stretches the muscle and keeps stiffness in your lower body at bay–hence you don’t feel any kind of body ache.

So ladies, you have got another move to accelerate your weight loss journey. It’s time to step on it.   

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.