Flex Your Abs: Day 3 V-Sit Variation
Flex Your Abs :
Day 3 V-Sit Variation
The V-sit abdominal exercise can be performed anywhere, anytime. It builds core strength by working multiple regions of the core simultaneously.
This body weight exercise target the rectus abdominis, the external obliques, internal obliques, and hip flexors, all while firming up the core and working trunk balance.
While the V-sit may be seem a bit challenging, you can modify it to make it easier by keeping your hands on floor to maintain your balance as you build your core stability.
The added variation of straddling the legs may take practice but, can also improve core strength and stability.
Begin in a seated position with hands and feet on the floor.
Slowly lift your legs up to a 45-degree angle and reach arms straight forward.
You can also keep hands on the floor for an easier modification.
Keep chested lifted and a strong spine as you bring knees to chest. In the V-shape position, keep the abdominals tight and avoid rounding the shoulders forward.
Hold for five seconds, then return to starting position.
As you get stronger, extend the feet out further in front of you to straighten the knees and try straddling the legs.
Don't hold your breath—continue to breathe deeply during the movement.