The V-up exercise trains the abdominal and hip flexor muscles simultaneously. This exercise can be scaled according to a student’s physical capability or injury profile. This exercise can also be ramped up to give your abdominals a good burn and strengthen them for ultimate performance.
Begin by laying supine on the floor with your arms outstretched overhead and your legs straight. Inhale, then exhale as you lift your legs up until hips are flexed to 90 degrees while you raise your upper body off the floor and attempt to touch your toes with your arms straight. At this point, only your hips and maybe lower back will be on the floor. Inhale as you lower back down to the starting position and repeat for the allotted time or reps.