Core strength: One minute cycling - Women's Running

Core strength: One minute cycling

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Core strength one minute cycling

Core strength: On minute crunches are required revision ahead of runs that are by nature, constantly rotating. This move exaggerates the natural side-to-side movement of running that pressures your lower back and core muscles. A nice bonus of this exercise is that it trims the waist and nips in your glutes. Best get pedalling then!


  • Lie on your back, keeping your legs at a right angle and your hands next to your temples.
  • Crunch up, rotating your left elbow towards your right knee while extending your left leg.
  • Return to the starting position.
  • Repeat to the other side.
  • Alternate between left and right for one minute.

Be safe

Don’t do the move too fast. Technique is more important than speed.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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