Alternating Bent-Leg V-Up

Alternating Bent-Leg V-Up on Yoga Mat

How to Alternating Bent-Leg V-Up

You Should Feel This: Abs

Equipment: Yoga Mat

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Lie on your back with the legs extended and lift both arms above the head.

  2. Tighten your abs to lift the shoulders off the floor, curl the trunk up and forward. Simultaneously bend the right knee as you kick the right leg toward your chest, stretch the arms and reach with the hands to touch your right foot.

  3. Pause briefly, holding the trunk flexed (folded) position.

  4. Lower into the starting position and repeat the movement with the left leg.

  5. Continue alternating for the specified amount of time. Engage the core throughout the exercise by tightening the abdominals before the hips or pelvis move.

  6. You should feel this working your abs, obliques, hips, and trunk muscles. 

Alternative Exercises:

Weighted V-Up  1-Leg Ab Bike

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