Monday, 28 February 2011

Bicycle Crunches

How to do Bicycle Crunches:

• Lie flat on the floor on your back.

• Place hands with finger tips touching your ears. And arms spread out to the sides.

• Bend your legs at your knees so that your calves are at a 90degree angle to your thighs and your knees are perpendicular to the ground.

• Start the exercise by straightening your left leg while simultaneously lifting and twisting your upper body so your left elbow touches your right knee which stays bent.

• Then pull in your left leg to starting position while straightening your right leg and lifting and twisting your upper body so that your right elbow touches your left knee which stays bent. That is 1 rep.

• Exhale when moving elbow to knee, inhale when moving elbow away from knee.

Remember that even if you do tonnes of ab exercises you won't see a six pack unless you have a low body fat percentage. However, ab exercises are important to have a strong core that will help you in daily activities. Bicycle crunches are an overall good ab workout and include the obliques as well.

Equipment I use for this exercise: Nike Yoga Mat

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the FANTASTIC post! This information is really good and thanks a ton for sharing it :-) I m looking forward desperately for the next post of yours..
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