The Bicycle Crunch is a great exercise to help make some of the Dad duties (like picking up your kids and putting them in the car) a little easier and even help you look better on the beach.
One of the great things about this exercise is that it works your entire abdominal region (lower, mid and upper abs) and you can do it anywhere. No equipment needed.
Here is a demo:
How many sets?
Go for one to five.
How many reps?
As many as you can do without sacrificing good form.
Always Use Good Form
- Put your hands on the sides of your head. Picture yourself holding big headphones on your ears.
- Keep your elbows straight out to the sides.
- Pull yourself up and twist using your abs, not your hands.
- Be careful not to pull your head up with your hands-you could hurt your neck doing that.
3 thoughts on “Best Exercises For Dads: Bicycle Crunch”
Thanks ! I like “no equipment” exercices. I live in Paris and going to the gym is way too expensive here.
If you have more “at home” exercices, or exemples regarding “at home” workout, don’t hesitate to share.
By the way, lemon juice in water is awesome. I feel more energized in the morning.
Keep your good job !
Yo Alex! Thanks I’m really glad the “at home exercises” are helpful and you are seeing the benefits of lemon juice and water!
I know Gym’s can be expensive and not very easy to get to especially when you throw in work and a family…that’s why I only workout at home!
I’m going to be providing a lot more info on workouts you can do at home but let me know if there is anything specific you would like me to cover.
Tim, great stuff. I’m a huge supporter of bodyweight workouts (although I LOVE moving iron the most).
Be sure that when you’re doing bicycle crunches, or any crunches for that matter, your hands are not supporting the head. They are simply put touching the side of the head for guidance.