Pilates Bicycles are a staple move from the therapeutic methods of Joseph Pilates that takes the basic neutral spine and increases the load to challenge your obliques and transversus abdominis muscles. These two muscles are critical in pelvic stability, diaphragmatic efficiency, and core strength and stability.
Bicycles are a fitness technique done with a c-shaped spine that targets the obliques and the rectus muscles. Your rectus doesn't play a huge role in stability, but it looks good on the beach. Know what you're focusing on and how to execute the move so you can optimize your benefits from your workout.