Before you perform the landmine twist it's a good idea to be comfortable and proficient with both the wood chop and Russian twist exercises. A good rotational range of motion through the spine is also needed to reduce any risk of injury. When starting with this exercise just use the bar on its own. It still has some weight to it, and once you're happy with your technique you can add additional weight.
The biggest mistake with the landmine twist is moving the arms side to side without twisting the body.
To fix this try:
- thinking of your arms as fixed in place in front of your face.
- only moving your arms as far as your trunk can rotate.
- keeping the bar moving in a smooth arc around the body.
To be coached through the half-kneeling version this exercise book a free session with a Results Room Coach.