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Bicycle crunches are a great way to tone your abs while also strengthening your hamstrings and quads. To do a basic bicycle crunch, lie flat on the floor and put your hands behind your head with your elbows sticking out to the sides. When you’re ready to start, bend your knees and lift your feet off the floor. Raise your head and shoulders slightly off the floor as well. Alternate bringing each knee up to your chest and touching it with the opposite elbow, doing a cycling motion with your legs. Aim for 1 or 2 sets of 15 to 20 crunches. As you get better at the workout, you can start adding in more sets. Read on for more tips from our Fitness co-author, including how to do variants on the bicycle crunch!
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