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Russian Twist?

Will doing russian twist with a medicine ball thicken your obliques? Anyone do them?

No, it won’t.

Do them on an incline as well.

I love doing them on a decline with a heavy dumbel. Definitely my favorite torso exercise.

I’m assuming you read Mike Robertson’s Core Training article from last week? If not…he comments on this EXACT same question. Good article…read up my man!..;o) Or you could just take Thunder’s answer. No, Russian Twists do not “thicken” your obliques.