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V ups

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Level: Average

The V-up is an ab exercise that works the entire rectus abdominis which is what most people refer to as the “6 pack”. It basically involves folding your legs and upper body into a V shape in order to engage all your ab muscles.

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How to do V-ups:

 

- Lay flat on the floor with your legs flat and your arms extended over your head.

- Lift your chest and legs up off the ground in unison.

- Your chest should be led by your arms.

- Your goal should be to touch your toes at the top of each repetition.

- As you’re touching your toes, the top of your butt/tail bone should be the only thing in contact with the ground.

- Don’t make the mistake of raising your leg, but not your upper body.That will do little for your abs.

- To make it easier, simply reach for your shins or knees instead of your toes.

- You can also bend your knees to make it easier.

- To make it more difficult hold onto a weight, like a medicine ball, but go through the same exact motion.