Tired of boring, old crunches? Why not try v-sits! Although tough, this exercise is a real test for your balance while strengthening your core. This is not an easy move since it requires immense body strength and control.

  • Bodyweight
  • Compound

Be sure to do this abdominal exercise only after you have warmed up. The point is to avoid pooching out the stomach by working your abs by pulling your navel to your spine. If you notice the weakening of your posture, keep your knees bent.

Depending on the angle, this exercise can be made easier or harder with each rep. keeping your abs engaged is vital and will have you losing those Spanx wear in no time!

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Benefits of V-sit Exercise

  • The V-sit exercise builds an individual’s core strength through working multiple parts of the core at the same time.
  • It helps improve the body balance.
  • It is a technique to target the internal obliques, external obliques, rectus abdomens and hip flexors while improving trunk and core balance.
  • It helps in building six and eight-pack abs.
  • The most significant advantage of a V-sit exercise is its potential to correct common postural problems.

Muscles Worked

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

How to Do a V-Sit

  1. Lie on your back, and hold your arms rigidly to your side, off the floor.
  2. Now lift your legs off the floor, and point them at about a 45-degree angle. Also, lift your head, so your shoulders are off the ground as well.
  3. When you are ready to begin, bend your knees and lift your upper torso off the floor. You can come up more to make this move easier or lean back to make it harder.
  4. Slowly lower your upper body return to the floor while straightening out
    your legs as you do so.
  5. Stop when you reach the ground, but make sure your head, shoulders, and
    legs are still off the floor. This completes one rep.
  6. Repeat this exercise for one minute and keep your abs involved as you perform this move, instead of depending on gravity; if it gets too harsh, then retain your knees bent as you lower down.