http://www.builtlean.com - Here are 3 variations of the V-up, starting from easiest to hardest. V-ups are a great exercise to target your lower abs, just make sure you don't have any lower back issues, or feel any lower back pain as you complete this exercise.
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MARK: hey! It's Mark Perry from BuiltLean.com
and I want to create a separate video segment
for the V-up because a lot of people
wanted more detail on how to do the exercise
and it's definitely in my top ten abs' exercises.
But first, I wanna start with why I don't like the
traditional V-upper, Jack-knife
as a lot of times it's referred to. And so, most
people when they do a V-up,
they bring their torso completely off the ground
and try to touch their toes like this.
And so, I don't like that type of V-up at all
because you are using way too much momentum
the contraction in your abs is not as intense
throughout the complete range of motion,
and as you'll see with the ones I'm
about to do right now,
they're much smother, and you're completing the
rep completely under control.
and so the first version or the first variation
is when you have your feet completely on the ground
and then you just come up
and your feet for about a 45º angle,
or your legs for about 45º angle with
the floor, and then you put your legs back down.
And back down.
And so that is the easiest variation.
The second hardest variation is where you put
your feet completely off the ground,
you come up, and down.
Up, and down.
As you can see
it's completely under control
as opposed to
how most people do V-ups where they
are kinda jerking around and using momentum
And then finally, the one I do, when I do V-ups I
put a weight in between my feet.
Typically between ten fifteen
even twenty pounds and so
let me show you how to do it.
See, put it right in between your feet
and you can use the same thing,so your
feet are gonna be completely off the ground
should come up. As you can tell, it's slow
and under control, which is I think
how the abs exercises should all be done.
But I get a hope that was helpful for you
and if you have lower back issues,
just be careful with this exercise.