Practical Usage

Incorporate this exercise into the routine of your choice with the upcoming ExRx app. Or use the workout creation guide for an evidence-based do-it-yourself approach.

Weighted V-up


Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Pull



Sit on floor or mat. Lie supine with hands on floor over head.


Simultaneously raise straight legs and torso. Reach toward raised feet. Return to starting position. Repeat.


Keep knees straight throughout movement. Begin each repetition with upper back on floor to allow abdominal muscles to work dynamically. The Rectus Abdominis and Obliques dynamically contract only when actual waist flexion occurs. With no waist flexion, Rectus Abdominis and External Oblique will only isometrically contract to stabilize pelvis and waist during hip flexion. See Spot Reduction Myth and Lower Ab Myth.

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