Trainer: Davi Kane, Body in Balance in Linwood

Exercise: Standing abdominal twist

Muscles targeted: Obliques, rectus abdominis

Equipment: Functional Trainer (resistance: 5.0 for beginning;

9.5 for intermediate; 15.0 and up for advance)

Reps/sets: 12 reps/3 sets

Stand in the middle of the Functional Trainer with your feet shoulder width apart and knees slightly bent. Hold a handle to the side of your body.

In a slow and controlled movement, twist from the waist, bringing your hand in front of your torso while keeping your hips straight. Return arm to beginning position and repeat.