EFFECTS OF OVERUSING TWISTER
Here’s what overusing twister can lead to
• Overuse of the twist board may lead to a lower back injury. Repeated twisting may create back strains or sprains.
• Twisting at the knees may lead to a strain or during a meniscus tear. Remember your hips also rotate in the middle.
• If you’ve got a situation that causes dizziness, the twist board might not be right for you.
Having said that, some twister moves are not bad. Use these tips to ace them
• Experiment with foot placement: The way you stand can affect your ability to balance.
• Experiment with arm placement: This could also facilitate your balance more effectively.
• Start rocking slowly from side to side: This can help to acclimatize you to the board. Keep your knees slightly bent to avoid injury. This could facilitate your body’s response to the movement of the board.
• Tighten your core muscles to stay engaged: This can help provide stability and balance.
Ditch twister and do these exercises to get a flatter belly and a stronger core
- Twisting crunch cum sit-up: This one is a mix of sit-up crunch and a twist. Basically, take a full sit-up and while going back, hold halfway and take a twist.
- Seated rotation: Sit on the floor and bend your back at 45 degrees. Lift your legs and maintain the stance. Put your hands behind the neck and rotate from left to right.
- Russian twists: Go in a basic forearm plank. Lift your hips up a little and twist them from left to right.
- Criss cross/Bicycle crunches: Lie down on a mat, put your hand below your neck, and now move your legs alternatively as if you are riding a bicycle. Try to touch your elbow with the knee for better results.
- Standing Bar twist: Take a rod, place it behind your neck, wrap your arms and hold it properly. Keep your legs shoulder-width apart, and bend side to side.