Master This Move: Bicycle Crunch

The bicycle crunch has been a staple in the fitness community for many years. This exercise requires not only core strength but also full-body synchronization and timing between upper and lower body.

Beginner considerations:

If you have a history of back and/or neck injuries, this exercise might not be for you. Consult your physician and physical therapist or chiropractor for clearance for this exercise.

Best practices:

Master This: Bicycle Crunch

Make it easier: Keep your knees bent and tap your toes to the ground instead of extending your legs.

Make it harder: Place a mini-band around your midfoot, stretching out the band as you bicycle.