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Bicycle Kicks

Bicycle Kicks | Nichole Mellison

Use bicycle kicks to strengthen hip flexors and core muscles. These require you to tighten your abs, push your lower back down into the Exercise Star, and maintain core stability. Do the best you can as you alternate extending one foot out in front of you, and then the other foot. It’s like pedaling a bicycle, except you pedal horizontally.

Support the weight of each leg while your body maintains its position on an unstable surface. Tough! Move deliberately, i.e., fairly slowly, whether you want to or not, in order to achieve the best results. Maintain your core stability, and don’t allow movement in your lower back.

As always, watch Nichole for proper technique. This is a difficult exercise after the first several repetitions, so build up slowly.

About Nichole Mellison

Nichole has been a successful personal trainer in the Los Angeles area for over 12 years. She is a WBFF Bikini Pro Fitness Model and the owner of a mobile personal training business, Workout on Wheelz. Nichole specializes in senior fitness, private one-on-one training, and competition prep.

About the Exercise Star

The inflatable Exercise Star offers almost limitless exercise options. It provides multiple hold positions for comfort and usability for seated, standing, and reclining exercises. With its low-rise and compact size, the Exercise Star ensures you stay in the most effective positions for better core exercising. The unstable surface makes ab exercises, back extensions, side bends, and planks more potent, so you achieve your fitness goals faster.

It's great for core strengthening, circuit training, stretching, water workouts, and much more!

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Disclaimer: Check with your doctor before beginning any exercise or nutrition program. The opinions contained herein are the opinion of the author only. Use it at your own risk.

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