How to perform a bicycle crunch

Lie on your back on an exercise mat. Draw your knees up over your hips and make your shins parallel to floor. Form a 90-degree angle at the hips and the knees.

Squeeze abs in tight, belly button to spine and place your hands behind your head, don’t interlock your fingers.

Lift your head, neck and shoulders off the floor. Inhale, and as you exhale extend your right leg at a 45-degree angle. Simultaneously, twist your torso to bring your right elbow or shoulder to your left knee.

Repeat on the other side, think about moving your shoulder to the opposite knee. Continue to alternate until you have completed 10 to 15 repetitions. Stick with one set as a beginner. Work your way up to two or three sets as you become stronger. Give yourself a minute or two to rest between each set.

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