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Bodyweight Exercises for Cyclists: Reverse Crunch

 

How to do the Reverse Crunch:

For the Reverse Crunch, lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your knees bent at 90 degrees. However, instead of having your feet flat on the floor, you will have them in the air.

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Now squeeze your lower abs and lift your legs upward until your hips come up slightly off the floor. Hold that position for one second, drop your legs back down, and repeat.

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Be sure to remain stable and keep your abs pulled in tight throughout the exercise. Don't use momentum to rock your legs back and forth, because that takes away the benefit of the exercise.

Do 2-3 sets of 10-20 reps.

Why you should do the Reverse Crunch:

The typical crunch works your upper abs, while this Reverse Crunch targets your lower abs which don't get as much attention.

 

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