V Ups with Bent Knees

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V Ups with Bent Knees

Step 1. Lie flat on your back with your knees bent, feet flat on the ground, and arms extended outward above your head.

Step 2. Use your abdominal muscles to simultaneously raise your torso and legs together so your hands touch the outsides of your feet and your legs and arms are pointing up in a closed “v”.

Step 3. Then, in a controlled motion, lower your legs and torso back to the starting position.


The V ups with bent knees exercise is a combination abdominal exercise that works the upper and lower abs. The upper abs are worked as the user pulls his upper body off the mat. They are also engaged throughout the exercise. The lower abs are engaged as the user lifts his legs off the ground. It is important to keep the core tight throughout the entire motion. Relaxing the muscles at the bottom of the motion makes the exercise significantly less effective.

V Ups Bent Knees 1

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