Bodyweight Exercise: Bicycle Kicks
Bicycle kicks are a great exercise for cyclists because the movement is very similar to pedaling a bicycle. This is a great exercise for your hips.
Step 1: Lie back on the floor, legs elevated, hands beside ears. Bring your left knee back toward your head and rotate your torso so your right elbow almost touches your right knee. (This is the start of the cycle.)
Step 2: Quickly extend your left leg and bring your right knee in, and rotate your torso so your left elbow goes toward the right knee. This should be done in one fluid motion, and your legs should move as if you were pedaling a bicycle.
Step 3: At this point, you should have your left elbow brushing your right knee.
Keep moving, with your legs going in circles and your torso rotating so your opposite elbow and knee come together during each rep.
Bicycle Kicks video:
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