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Resistance band bicycle crunch

The bicycle crunch is an excellent exercise for building core strength and toning your thighs. It’s an easy move to complete, and you can make it tougher adding a resistance band to the equation.

Anchor the band at the bottom of the door. Attach each end of the band to an ankle strap, and lie on your back. Move far enough away from the door so that the band starts to stretch. Place your hands behind your head.

Gently exhale and begin your movement by simultaneously:

Contracting the abdominals to curl your head and shoulders off the mat.

Bringing your right knee in toward your right armpit and allowing the knee to bend to a deeper angle.

Straightening your left leg toward the door while keeping it elevated off the floor, higher than your hip.

Rotating your torso slowly to bring your left elbow toward your right knee. This movement will press your low back into the floor / mat.

Continue moving until your elbow touches or comes close to touching the opposite knee. Hold this up-position briefly for 1 – 2 seconds then inhale as you slowly return to your starting position and repeat the movement to the opposite side.


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20 thoughts on “Resistance band bicycle crunch

  1. Reblogged this on ENLIGHTENMENT ANGELS and commented:
    I DO LOVE MY WORKOUTS!

    1. Thank you

  2. Great idea, I’m definitely going to give this a try!

    1. Cool!! You won’t regret it ;-)

  3. Need to get back into fitness and this doesn’t look too bad!

    1. This one is even funny ;) Please, let me know how it works for you!
      Hugs :)

  4. Good workout suggestion. I’ve shared it in my social media circles.

    1. I´m glad you like it :) Thank you so much for sharing!

      1. Cheers :)

  5. I love the bands and don’t use them enough any more! This is a great exercise and reminder! bicycle band abs here I come! Good morning!

    1. Good morning, dear!!
      Enjoy 😄😄😄

  6. Chape,
    Hello, hello! how are you doing buddy, just came by to chat it up a bit with ya and see how things were going? I always feel the need to stop by your wonderful page because you normally have an exercise I give a try at the gym when I go or a motivational quote to keep my hopes up!

    Shay-lon

    1. Aww! You´re so sweet :) Thank you!
      Have you heard about this game? 2k17? Amazing! :D
      Don´t worry, I´m also writing ;)
      I hope to bring you all some news soon, fingers crossed!
      How about you? Btw, you look pretty busy lately, thanks for stopping by!
      Hugs,
      Chape

      1. Chape,
        Yes, I have heard of it!! I haven’t yet played that one. I have played the prior years before it. Who is on the cover this time?
        News?! love news, as long as it is good news, bad news is not allowed Chape.

        I have been busy Chape, who knew I would be, but it has been fun being busy, yet very exhausting all at once. I am always as busy as you :P

      2. Paul George!!! 🏀🏀🏀
        No worries, good news or no news are the options ;-)
        Being busy is good, burns fat! Lol
        Have a great day, dear ;-)

      3. Paul George, really? argh! LOL. I was hoping that would put Kobe since he retired :P
        Yes, I am burning fat while staying busy and so are you Mr. (Not that you need to lose any) xxxx

      4. Kobe is on legends edition cover :P
        But if you want to see Kobe, you have to play the game, lol I can only say that :p
        I think you don´t need to lose any either :D

      5. Oh wow! he is really?! oh yay! that is even better! I think I will look at the cost of the game, I know it is expensive here in the states, so I will watch some game trailers :P

      6. You are going to want it really bad!! Save money first, lol

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