With the endless amount of core exercises that are available, you want to be able to make sure you’re getting the most “bang for your buck.” V-Sits are a great core exercise that will do just that.
When done correctly, the V-Sit targets multiple areas including the rectus abdominis, the external obliques, internal obliques, and hip flexors, all while improving core and trunk balance.
It’s also a great bodyweight-only exercise that can be done virtually anywhere….all you’ll need is a little bit of floor space.
How To Do a V-Sit:
- Begin in a seated position, with hands and feet on the floor.
- Slowly contract your abdominal muscles and core and lift your legs up to a 45-degree angle.
- Reach your arms straight forward or reach up toward your shins.
- Hold this “V” position for 5-10 seconds to begin.
- As you get stronger, hold the position for a longer period…20-40 seconds.
- You can also make the exercise more challenging by extending your feet further out in front of you and straightening your knees.
- It’s important to maintain good core posture and a strong spine throughout and to avoid rounding the shoulders forward.
- Breathe slow and steady throughout the hold.