V-up

Weighted V-up

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on floor or mat. Lie supine with hands on floor over head.

Execution

Simultaneously raise straight legs and torso. Reach toward raised feet. Return to starting position. Repeat.

Comments

Keep knees straight throughout movement. Begin each repetition with upper back on floor to allow abdominal muscles to work dynamically. The Rectus Abdominis and Obliques dynamically contract only when actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only isometrically contract to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion. See Spot Reduction Myth and Lower Ab Myth.


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