What is a V-Up?

The V-Up is a full-body move that works your core, legs, back and shoulders. The exercise is beloved by fitness fanatics for its ability to work the upper and lower abdominal muscles simultaneously. A V-Up involves sitting on the floor or a mat and positioning the body in the shape of the letter “V.”

How do you do a V-Up?

  • Step 1

    Start by lying down on your back either on the floor or a mat. Extend your arms behind your head and your legs straight out, with your feet touching.

  • Step 2

    Keeping your feet together and toes pointed, slowly lift your legs up at the same time as you lift your upper body. Reach for your toes with your hands and squeeze your abdominal muscles in.

How do you modify a V-Up?

  • V-Up for Prenatal

  • Advanced V-Up

  • V-Up for Tight Ankles

  • V-Up for Weak Knees

  • V-Up for Weak Lower Back

What are the benefits of a V-Up?

  • Leg Strength

  • Core Strength

  • Back Strength

Expert opinion

The V-Up is an advanced move that takes a lot of practice to master.

Start slow by bending your knees and doing V-tucks until you bring your upper body up high enough in a good position. Your low abs will be strengthened and your low back and extension muscles will become more flexible. Take your time and build up!

Ben Boudro,Xceleration Fitness in Auburn Hills

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