It’s easy to default to arm strength and momentum when it’s time to twist, but your core (obliques, specifically) should be responsible for rotating your trunk on the axis of your spine. The best way to practice this is to slow down significantly, stabilize your lower body, and make this obliques do all the work. Here’s a great way to make all that happen:

Roll Back Rotation

  • Sit with your legs straight in front of you on the floor and reach your arms out in front of you.
  • Squeeze a block between your thighs to help keep your low back and legs stable.
  • Keeping your spine long, lean back a little.
  • Rotate your torso and arms to the right, without moving your legs.
  • Return to center.
  • Rotate your torso and arms to the left, without moving your legs.
  • Return to center.
  • Lean back further and repeat two more rounds before releasing all the way down to the floor.
  • Repeat 5 times.

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