Rotational Twists with Band

Rotational Twists with Band

Rotational twists with a resistance band is a great exercise for targeting the muscles in your core, particularly the obliques. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to perform rotational twists with a band:

Video Instructions On How To Do Rotational Twists with Band

Equipment Needed:

  1. Resistance Band: Choose a band with suitable resistance. The band should be secured to a fixed anchor point at about chest height.


  1. Setup:
    • Attach one end of the resistance band to a fixed anchor point at chest height.
    • Stand facing the anchor point and hold the other end of the band with both hands, arms extended straight in front of you.
  2. Starting Position:
    • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and engage your core.
    • Keep a slight bend in your knees, maintain a neutral spine, and stand tall.
  3. Twisting Movement:
    • Exhale and rotate your torso to one side, bringing your hands and the band across your body.
    • Allow your hips to follow the rotation, but keep them stable without excessive movement.
    • Twist as far as comfortably possible while maintaining good form and control.
  4. Return to Center:
    • Inhale as you slowly return to the starting position, resisting the pull of the band.
    • Keep the movement controlled and deliberate, engaging your core throughout.
  5. Repeat on the Other Side:
    • Perform the same twisting movement in the opposite direction.
    • Exhale as you rotate, inhale as you return to the center.
  6. Repetitions:
    • Aim for 10-15 repetitions on each side, depending on your fitness level and the resistance of the band.
  7. Sets:
    • Start with 2-3 sets and gradually increase as your core strength improves.


  • Focus on the quality of the movement rather than speed.
  • Keep your core engaged throughout the exercise to protect your lower back.
  • Control the band at all times to prevent it from snapping back.

Note: If you experience any pain or discomfort during this exercise, stop immediately and consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider. This exercise may not be suitable for individuals with certain back or spinal conditions. Always prioritize safety and proper form during your workouts.