Are you looking for a fast, simple way to tone your core for weight loss?
Look no further than the StrongTek Twist Board.
You can twist your way to health by toning your core, which is made up of muscles that stabilize your body, including your pelvis, hips, glutes, lower back muscles, and abdominals.
In addition to helping you look and feel more toned, a twist board can help you improve your posture, gain strength, and prevent injuries.
Using the Twist Board
The twist board is a simple exercise tool that doesn’t require assembly or instructions. So you can use it straight out of the box.
The twist board will require some balance, so we recommend standing near a wall or other stable surface you can reach out to if you wobble a little bit.
Once you are standing on the twist board, you’re ready to get to work.
7 Twist Board Exercises
These seven exercises can help you tone your core along with your upper and lower body, all from one simple board.
- Standard twist
Getting the standard twist down will help you progress to other exercises. Place one foot firmly on the twist board, then add the second one. Balance yourself with a slight bend in your knees.
Then, start rotating your torso to the left as you swing your arms to the right. Next, rotate your torso to the right as you swing your arms to the left. Experiment with this at different speeds as you get more comfortable. Bend your knees into a deeper squat position to get more of a burn in your glutes.
- Balance and twist
Improve your balance with a one-legged twist. Keep one leg planted on the twist board and raise the other off the board. Engage your abs as you lift your arms to the sides until they are at shoulder height.
Now, twist to the right, then back to the center. Do the same thing on the other side. Repeat ten times per side, then repeat on the other leg. For an added challenge, add light weights for a real shoulder burn.
- Thrusters (with a twist)
Add weights to your twisting workout to get a full-body workout. The twist board adds a balance challenge to standard exercises like thrusters.
Grab a pair of dumbbell weights, then stand on your twist board. Put your weights on your shoulders, then squat down, keeping your balance on the twist board. As you stand, push your weights overhead. Hold them there as you twist to the left and right before going back to starting position.
- Punch and twist
Get a pair of light dumbbells and stand on your twist board. Bend your elbows to 90 degrees, so your weights are in front of you. As you twist, punch the weights out in front of you one at a time. So, as you turn your torso to the right, punch your right arm to the left, and as you twist your torso to the left, punch your left arm to the right.
This move is a full-body movement. In addition to working your core and legs, a punch will work your oblique muscles, biceps, triceps, and shoulders. Because it can be intense, we recommend starting with light dumbbells and working to a heavier weight.
- Rocking squats
This move works the outside of your thighs and is recommended once you have gotten comfortable with the basics of using the twist board.
Start in a normal standing position on the twist board. Lower into a squat position. Then, rock the board back and forth as you maintain the squat position.
Elevate your plank by doing it on the twist board. Step off the twist board and lower into a plank position on the floor. Instead of placing your hands on the floor, put them on the twist board. This will add a balance challenge to your plank and fire up your abdominal muscles. Planks are also excellent for building strength in your lower back muscles.
Hold it for 15 seconds at a time, building up until you can hold this position for 1 minute.
- Glue bridges
Lay on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the twist board. Raise your hips into a bridge position, then twist your board for 15 seconds. Next, rock your board side to side for 15 seconds. Rest, then repeat.
Try a Twist Board for a Full Body Workout
With just one simple tool, the twist board, you can add definition, shed pounds, and strengthen your core muscles to help with injury prevention and recovery. Order yours today!