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Weightlifting for women Ep.12 – How to do an olympic twist

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Healthista’s new Strong Woman series brings you a lesson a day for a fortnight to get you started lifting safely and effectively. Today, coach Nicola Addison, personal trainer of Eqvvs training who trains models Elle Macpherson, Daisy Lowe and Erin O’Connor explains how to do an olympic twist

Healthista’s Strong Woman Series aims to educate aspiring weight trainers how to safely carry out heavy lifting workouts. This week Nicola Addison teaches us how to perform effective compound movements that will improve your strength and help you to burn fat. Today Nicola walks you through the olympic twist, a compound movement that will work a number of muscles including abdominals, shoulders, back, and arms. Thanks to the olympic twist, it’s going to get your heart rate up and help you to burn calories.

  1. To begin the olympic twist, one end of the bar needs to be by your feet. From here you will pick the end of the bar up safely as you would perform a deadlift.

2. Stood up straight the bar is held with straight arms and the bar should be around shoulder height. Feet slightly wider than hip width aparat and knees slightly bent.

3. Slowly bring the bar to one side, twisting your body and keep your eyes on the bar.

4. Using your core strength twist back and with your straight arms dragging the bar over to the over side of your body at a steady pace.

Day 1: How to use the power cage

Day 2: How to load the squat bar

Day 3: How to be safe in the power cage

Day 4: How to prevent bar injury

Day 5: How to lift the bar correctly

Day 6: How to rack the bar correctly

Day 7: How to do a deadlift

Day 8: How to do a muscular clean

Day 9: How to do a squat with the bar

Day 10: How to do a bent over row

Day 11: How to do a military press

Impatient? Watch the whole series on YouTube

Nicola-AddisonWith over 18 years of successful industry experience in some of the UK’s most prestigious wellness centres, Nicola Addison currently provides consultancy services to businesses and individuals in the UK and Europe. Having opened upwards of 18 independent exclusive commercial leisure facilities, she has had a successful career to date, both within large and small businesses with varying degrees of complexity.

Nicola is a well known industry voice and regularly publishes across the national press. Nicola is fully media trained and contributes to TV & radio as well as providing video content for her clients.

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