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Oblique Exercises

Bicycle Crunch : Oblique Exercises ( Side Abs )

Exercise Name:  Bicycle Crunch

Area Worked:  Side Abdominals

Muscles:  External and Internal Obliques

Description / Instruction:

To perform a bicycle crunch lie on your back with your abdominals pulled in and your hands behind your head.  Bring your knees up to your chest and slowly go through a cycling motion. Crunch and touch your left elbow to your right knee and then change to the right elbow and left knee.  Make sure you are lifting your shoulder blades and upper back off the floor as you rotate from side to side. Breathe out as you crunch or rotate and breathe in as you come back to the centre when doing the Bicycle Crunch.

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  1. chabeeka
    April 6, 2013
    7:26 pm

    really really great work brother…keep it up!!!!!!

  2. smuckle
    June 16, 2013
    5:10 am

    yo i dont understand, you show these exersizes then u throw them away in the article about 5 worst exersizes for six pack abs!! im so confused!?

  3. admin
    June 16, 2013
    9:34 am

    The article is written on the basis that many people spend hours doing ab exercises to get 6 pack abs when they should be focusing on exercises to burn the fat that is in fact covering up their abs. So you might have seen some of our videos that will have exercises mentioned above in them but these workouts would have been created to help build your ABS and sometimes for very specific reasons e.g. An exercise might be good for a complete beginner, it might not be as effective as another exercise but you might not be strong enough to do the more advanced exercise and in doing so you might hurt yourself or your abs might hurt so much you never want to train again. So keep all of that in mind and know that once you have any kind of abdominal strength there are probably better exercises than the ones above but sometimes these exercises do have their place in a specific workout routine.

  4. Kingsley
    August 13, 2013
    4:58 pm

    Great workout, it works so well, keep it up man

  5. ....
    February 27, 2014
    6:05 am

    dont you think the human flag deserves a spot in this? its probably the best oblique exercise. i know its a clisthenic exercise, but still, its just very effective at using those obliques

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