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wikiHow to Do Straight Leg Bicycles With an Exercise Ball

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This aerobic exercise is a challenge, but try to do them quickly for maximum benefit.

Getting in the Starting Position

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    Lie flat on your back with your legs straight on the floor on either side of the exercise ball. Hold your hands clasped behind your head.
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    Bring your legs up to the ceiling, holding the exercise ball between your calves and ankles. Keep your torso flat on the ground. Bring your shoulder and head up slightly into the beginning of a crunch.

Performing the Exercise

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    On an exhale, twist so that your right elbow almost touches your left knee. Allow the ball to roll a little as your legs twist.
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    Twist to the other side, touching your left elbow almost to your right knee.


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    Do 10 repetitions of this exercise per set. Repeat until you have done 3 sets.
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    In order to start seeing/feeling results, aim to do 3 sets 5 days a week for 6 weeks. For faster results, increase the number of sets/times per week you do this exercise.

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    Things You'll Need

    • Exercise ball
    • Yoga mat

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