Core Assets: Cycle Stronger for Longer

Save your vertebrae from a tug of war by developing a rock solid core



by Jennifer Sherry

Rope Crunch
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Rope Crunch

Benefits: Keeps the spine aligned by solidifying your core; mimics various positions on the bike (hoods, tops, drops), which trains your body to be strong in these positions.

Do It: Kneeling on a mat and facing away from a pulley system, hold a high pulley rope attachment above your head. Curl your body towards the floor, bending at the waist. Slowly return to the upright kneeling position. Do two to three sets of 10 to 12 reps.


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