Bicycle Twist

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Move Targets: Obliques and Lower Abs


Step-by-Step

Step 1: Lie on your back with your legs straight out in front of you. Hold the ball to the side of you next to the hip. Bring one leg up so it bends at 90 degrees and the knee is straight over the hip. Lift your upper body, peeling the opposite shoulder off the ground as you reach the ball to the side.

Step 2: Press the hip bones into the floor with equal pressure. Switch the legs so the other extends straight out, a few inches above the ground. Rotate the upper body at the same time to come to the other side. The rotation happens in the torso, not the hips.

Modification: Keep both knees bent and tap your toe on the floor as it reaches the bottom. 


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