With a number of different options to choose from, people who decide that they need to choose an active exercise routine for toning their midsections may wonder which exercise will be best. One routine that many people have begun to use in order to flatten tummy areas is the Bicycle Crunch, a variation of the original crunch. It is relatively simple, and if implemented correctly and regularly, it may help individuals achieve their goals.
As we have already mentioned, a Bicycle Crunch is simply a variation of the original crunch. The participant begins by lying on his or her back. Then the individual raises his or her legs into the air with knees initially bent. After placing the hands behind the head, the individual begins the motion of the Bicycle Crunch, which involves lifting the upper body forward and slightly to one side in order to touch an elbow to the knee of the opposite side. While that knee is brought backward toward the elbow the other knee is extended in a pedaling motion. As the individual repeats this motion by alternating one side after another the legs take on a bicycle pedaling motion, from whence the name of the exercise comes. Again, the Bicycle Crunch is simple, even if it does end up being challenging to implement, and it should provide a worthwhile way to flatten tummy muscles.