DOers, start your engines!
How to get started with your Ab Doer Twist:
All movements begin from a seated upright position; this is known as the Starting Position (SP). Place both feet in a wide stance, sit upright with your back pressed against the massage roller, and pull the Contouring Arm Bars firmly underneath your armpits to decompress your spine and maintain an upright posture.
With a wide stance, and feet firmly planted onto the floor, sit upright in the Starting Position (SP) then lean to the right side with your torso, pause momentarily, then sway all the way over to the left side in a lateral pendulum-like motion. This motion works ALL of the midsection muscles with emphasis to your obliques and lower back!
With a wide stance, and feet firmly planted onto the floor, sit upright in the SP then lean forward bringing your chest towards your thighs. Once your chest reaches this position begin to rotate your torso to the right in a circular fashion until you perform a complete circle with your torso and upper body. Start with little circles that are slow and controlled, then as you warm up, increase the size of each circle and its speed. You can stop and rotate in the opposite direction to add versatility to your workouts. This motion is incredibly effective for working ALL the midsection muscles, while your legs and upper body receive incredible toning benefits at the same time!
With a wide stance, and feet firmly planted onto the floor, sit upright in the SP then start to move your torso and midsection so your hands scribe the Figure 8. The trick is NOT to pull with the arms or hands, but let your abdominals and obliques do the work . Really concentrate on making the most perfect "8" figure you can. Once you master this figure, try reversing your motion to scribe a perfect figure 8 in the opposite direction. Although this drill works ALL of the midsection muscles, more emphasis is placed on the obliques and abdominals!
With a wide stance, and feet firmly planted onto the floor, lean forward so your chest is closer to your thighs. By radically pivoting tour torso from side-to-side in short little bursts, try to punch your knees in alternating fashion; but be careful you don’t knock yourself out. You can lift your chest away from your knees and still maintain a pivoting punching action to add multiple benefits to this fun and highly productive motion. This exercise places a lot of emphasis to the abdominals and obliques, plus you’ll feel your arms, shoulders and chest getting a terrific workout all at the same time!
Activate the “Swivel-Action Seat”. Lean to your left side and extend your right leg to the right side of your body. Pivot your body from left-to-right in a skating action with your legs, darting your left foot out then your right as your torso and upper body sway to the tempo. This is a fun yet highly-productive motion that burns fat all over your body while defining your abdominals, obliques, legs, hips, buttocks, arms, shoulders, and entire back!
(Images shown are with a previous version of the Ab Doer machine)