Machine of the Month - F1/F1.1 Rotary Torso Machine
The F1/F1.1, or rotary torso, isolates and strengthens the oblique muscles on the side of the abdomen.
The F1 is an extremely effective machine for core stability and strength. The F1 strengthens the oblique muscles of the abdomen to help rotate the torso and helps contribute to spinal stability.
The oblique muscles are activated in activities that involve twisting the torso, or bending from side to side. The obliques are one of the most important muscles that are used to produce a powerful golf swing.
Important Technique Points
Ensure that your hips don’t move throughout the exercise
During the exercise, keep your back firmly in contact with the backrest
Remember to rotate your head along with your upper body
Be sure that you are not supporting the movement with your hands, arms and shoulders