The V-sit crunches are a great exercise for core muscles and balance.
The V-sit works the rectus abdominis, external obliques and internal obliques. This exercise also engages the hip flexors.
Advanced V-sit: Inhale as you lift, hold through 2-3 more breaths, lower on an exhale.
Power Tip: Hold a light weight across your chest with both hands.
How to perform The Modified V-Sit Exercise:
- Lie on your back, legs straight and heels an inch off the floor, hands at your sides.
- Lift your torso into an upright position as you bend your knees and pull them up to your chest.
- Return to the starting position.
When More Advanced, Try the V-Up
- Start position: Lie back onto floor or bench with knees bent and hands extended towards ceiling. Head should be in a neutral position with a space between chin and chest.
- Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominal and raise shoulders off floor or bench. Also raise legs up towards ceiling and attempt to touch your hands to your feet.
- Return to start position.
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