If I'm doing bicyle excercises, which side should i crunch to to train the right

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  1. profile image49
    nyankuroposted 9 years ago

    If I'm doing bicyle excercises, which side should i crunch to to train the right side of my abs?

    The left side of my abs are bigger/stronger than my right. If I'm doing bicyle excercises, which side should i crunch to to train the right side of my abs? (right elbow to left knee?) Similarly, for crunches, which side should I lean more to? (lean to the right?)

  2. revortay1 profile image65
    revortay1posted 8 years ago

    Do not try to single out your ab muscles, for one it's imposible, and if you could I have a feeling it would just creat more problems. Just continue to exercise all of your abdominal and core area and things will even out!

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    nyankuroposted 8 years ago

    thank you for your advice but can you be more specific on the problems you feel like it'll create? you got me worried.

    i've been doing one-side bicycle crunches lately and it's going quite well. i read somewhere that if i continue to work my abs evenly, they'll eventually even out but it feels weirdly having one side of my abs stronger so i wanted to even them out faster. my abs on the left are stronger because, i think, i wasn't paying attention to my posture when i'm doing regular crunches, resulting in an unbalanced work out for my abs. so i think doing an one-side bicyle crunch doesn't seem too bad an idea. and like you've said, it's impossible to single out my ab muscles so i'll be working both sides of my abs, it's just that my right abs are working harder.

    thanks again!

  4. quickabs profile image58
    quickabsposted 8 years ago

    I completely agree with revortay1.  You want to train all of your muscle groups evenly.  Otherwise, you risk raising your exposure to injury.  Think about it... you don't just use one side of your body in your everyday activities.  Both sides balance each other out.

    With that said, you should feel the strongest contraction in your right abs and obliques when you bring your left elbow to your right knee.  But again: I would not advise targeting a single side of your body.  If you're not happy with your results from Bicycles, mix things up with the Captain's Chair, the Plank, etc.

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