6. Scissors Kick What It Works: Transverse abdominus, hip flexors, inner, outer thighs: Lie on back, legs straight, place both hands palms down under lower back. Push elbows down into floor, pull belly button to spine, raise shoulders off floor. Look to ceiling. Raise legs 10cm off ground and scissor them: left leg over right, right over left. Do 100 reps. Why It Works: Connects key cycling muscles, builds inner-thigh muscles, aligning hip, knee, forefoot for efficient pedal stroke.