Floating Bicycles from the Hamstring Series

Floating Bicycles from the Hamstring Series

While most of the exercises in the Hamstring Series focus on, well, the hamstrings, some exercises also let you get in a core workout. Keeping your pelvis floating off the bench while doing these small bicycles is a total body exercise that emphasizes core strength.

Many times I have said that while I know I'm very biased, GYROTONIC® training puts a focus on breathing more than any other exercise system. A fun thing I like to throw into small bicycles is varying the number of bicycles done per breath. Maybe 6 bicycles per inhale and per exhale, maybe 8 bicycles. Those long breaths work your core in a whole different way than the standing 1 motion 1 breath style most "core" exercises use. All while paying attention to keeping pressure out of your neck, to keeping your pelvis floating steadily above the bench, to keeping your feet in flex, etc.

When people call this system "mind/body" it's because you can't just let your mind wander. Your mind has to stay in the exercise. Gyrotonic exercises aren't something you do by rote.


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1 thought on “Floating Bicycles from the Hamstring Series”

  1. Enjoyed the research and diagrams for Arch and Curl. Would like to set a time to speak with you. I’m 6 hr ahead Ohio.


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