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Barbell Overhead Trunk Rotation

Barbell Overhead Trunk Rotation

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Muscle Groups
  • Abs and Core
  • Core strength.
  • Metabolic conditioning.


The Barbell Overhead Trunk Rotation exercise strengthens the core muscles. This exercise is also used for metabolic conditioning. Keep the reps lower and rest periods longer for power development. This exercise is a favorite of athletes in power sports such as wrestling and Martial Arts.


  • Secure the bar in a corner or against a wall.
  • Hold the bar with both hands and rotate the bar so you hands are at your hip.
  • Using your hips rotate explosively and move the bar to the other side of your body.
  • Control the bar down to your hip.
  • Repeat.


  • Bad posture.
  • Having the bar too far forward or too far back, your hands should touch your hips.
  • Using your arms and not your hips.