Bicycle crunches is what I call an advanced form of the normal crunch. It truly packs a punch. Hey, I rhymed!
Do not "pull" your head with your hands.
Make sure your knee is not too close as it will lessen the effectiveness of this workout.
If you are too tired, do not force yourself. Never resort to pulling your head because this will affect the neck and spine.
This exercise can damage your spine if you do not do it on a proper surface.
Everyone begins differently. If you simply cannot touch your knees, bring them in a little more.
Make it challenging by forcing yourself to use your abs even more. This means using your abdominals to lift your head and shoulders even further so your elbow can touch your knee. If you bring your knee in too close, your elbow would easily touch and it won't be challenging for your abdominals any more.
I believe that if you can hold the position for more than 2 seconds, you have achieved a great deal.
When your legs are lower, you put even more tension on your lower abdominals. I did mention that this workout will pack a healthy punch, yes?
This is a great workout, and trains your entire abdominal muscles pretty well! Simply doing crunches is not enough and to be honest, crunches are overrated.
You need to do more workouts if you want to have a healthy set of stomach muscles. The midsection is complex. You need at least a few different exercises to train it up.
Go on and give it a shot! Remember, take things at your own pace. Be active, but do not overdo it.
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