V-Ups are an exercise that work both the upper and lower abdominal muscles at the same time. You can also use the exercise to help strengthen the lower back muscles and to tighten the thighs.

Muscle group: Abdominal


Steps

1. Lie on ground and start in hollow body position
2. With legs straight and together, bring them up and towards your torso
3. While raising your legs, reach for the toes with your hands
4. Finish in a pike position with your hands and feet meeting at hip level, then return to hollow body position


Tips

Abdominal V-Ups have a high degree of difficulty and require some coordination to perform correctly. Before you try to do abdominal V-Ups, make sure to do a thorough stretch of your lower back and leg muscles. It is also a good idea to do some standard crunches to warm up your abdominal muscles.

Warnings

Be careful performing abdominal V-Ups, since the exercise can cause a lower back injury if you do not use the proper technique.

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