Bicycle Ab Exercise
The bicycle ab exercise is one of the more traditional and very simple exercises that you can add to your routine to help you tighten up your tummy muscles, lose some of that belly flab and work towards your flat tummy. This particular one is one of the more basic versions. There are quite a few other versions but I think this one is the simplest. As part of the exercise, your legs move in a pedalling motion just like they would if you were riding a bike, only you are laying on the floor rather than sitting on a bicycle!
Bicycle Ab Exercise 1
1. Lie flat on the floor with your lower back pressed to the ground.
2. Put your hands beside your ears.
3. Bring knees up to a 45 degree angle and slowly go through a bicycle pedal motion.
4. Touch your left elbow to your right knee, then your right elbow to your left knee.
5. Remember to breathe while performing the exercise.
Try to do a few sets of these - take a break in between if you need to. Remember don't overdo things at first - do whatever you can and try to add a little more 'reps' each day. There's no point in over-doing it at first -- you may pull a muscle or something, then you end up not being able to exercise at all until your muscle has returned to normal again. Additionally, if you over-do it, you may just think that it's way too much effort and that you can't do it and you may get discouraged ... but you just need to tell yourself that you CAN!! ... just pace yourself is all I'm trying to say. Once you get used to the exercises, then you can start to add more sets and variations to your exercise routine.
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