Workout of the Month: Bicycle

The Workout of the Month for March is the Bicycle. Think of this exercise as the workout equivalent of jamming out on your air guitar. Just as an actual guitar is not needed to rock out on an air guitar, a bicycle is not needed to put the pedal to the medal during the bicycle abs exercise. This exercise has been found to show real results where you want it most – your abs! Read below to find out more.
 
How To:

  1. Lay flat on your back, with you fingertips behind your head
  2. Lift your knees towards your chest to make a 90 degree angle at your hips and knees
  3. Contract your abs, and lift your shoulder blades off the ground
  4. Straighten your right leg to a 45 degree angle, and twist your upper body to the left
  5. Bring your right elbow toward your left knee
  6. Switch!
  7. Bend your right knee, and straight your left leg to a 45 degree angle
  8. Twist your upper body to the right
  9. Bring your left elbow towards your right knee
  10. Repeat!

 

Do 2 sets of 20-30 reps three times a week to see results!

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Challenge Yourself:
The closer your straight leg is to the ground the harder the exercise is!
 
Health Benefits:

  • No obstacles carrying out everyday actions
  • Stronger back
  • Ability to enjoy a variety of exercises
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Improves posture

 
Pair the bicycle with mountain climbers, Russian twists, and leg raises for optimal results!

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