The v-sit hold is an isometric core exercise. That requires a degree of flexibility and core strength, however, you can make this exercise easier by bending your knees or by using your hands on the floor behind you to help with support and balance.

  • Bodyweight
  • Compound

Suggested Equipment

Muscles Worked

  • Lower Abs
  • Upper Abs
  • Hip Flexors
  • Hamstrings
  • Upper back
  • Quads

How to Do a V-sit Hold

  1. Lie down flat on the floor. 
  2. Have your arms by your side, legs together and point your toes.
  3. Contract your abdominal muscles and use your core strength to lift your legs and torso off the floor, simultaneously. 
  4. Raise your legs roughly 45 degrees. 
  5. Use your arms to help you balance. 
  6. Your body should form a V-shape. 
  7. Pointing your toes will help keep your legs straight. Don’t round your shoulders, push them back and have your head up.
  8. Squeeze your thighs, knees and feet together. 
  9. Hold this position for the desired time duration. Typically around 30 seconds.