|Arnold Schwarzenegger doing Seated Broomstick Twists.|
Broomstick twist is a controversial and polarizing exercise.
But if it's good for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone it might be good for you.
For me, it seem that the following broomstick exercises are a fine add to my workout since I have some lower back and hip problems.
Standing Broomstick Twist
Lifting the opposite heel is actually a very good idea, I also do it when I do the seated version of this exercise.
The controlling manner and the squeezing at the end of the rep are also wonderful implements to make this exercise efficient.
Nick Nilsson - the Mad Scientist of Muscle - suggest doing:
1 or 2 sets of 15 to 30 reps after every workout ideally.
Seated Broomstick Twist
Just like in the video, I prefer to move my head all along for the seated version. The controlled manner is still very much effective.
Fitness model Rob Riches suggests doing it:
50-100 as many repetitions as you can manage but always in a controlling manner.
Broomstick Side Bend
Adrian Bryant suggests doing it:
1 to 4 times a day 12 consecutive reps per side.
1 to 3 times a week.
|Sylvester Stallone Broomstick Twists.|
Courtesy of his fitness book SLY MOVES.
Sly suggests 3 sets of 10 reps but knowing how extremist he is, he was probably doing a lot more of this.