The Star is great for developing glute strength, as well as strengthening the abdomen, and lower back.
Though when you ride, you’re mostly aware of your legs pumping, your abs and back are working very hard to support you, and the stronger they are, the less fatigue you’ll feel – especially if you’re climbing a lot or getting down into an aero position.
How to Do It…
- Lie on your front, align your pelvis and spine into a neutral position, and rest your forehead on the mat. Your legs should be straight, slightly wider than hip width apart
- Reach both arms above your head, slightly wider than shoulder width apart. Rest them on the mat, palms facing down
- Breathe in, then out again, lifting your chest slightly off the mat
- Breathe in, and lengthen your spine, keeping your chest lifted
- Breathe out, keep your spine stable, and lift your left arm and right leg off the ground
- Breathe in, lower them to the ground, and repeat on the other side
- Do this up to ten times, alternating arms and legs
- Make sure you don’t compress your spine, and keep your abdominal muscles engaged
- Only raise your arm and leg as high as you can without tipping your spine and pelvis
- Keep your chest open