Straight-Leg V-Up on Yoga Mat

How to V-Up

You Should Feel This: Abs

Equipment: Yoga Mat

Trainer: Ashley Steele


  1. Lie on your back, with arms extended above your head. Extend your legs, lifting them 3-4 inches off the ground.

  2. Keeping your abs tight, lift your shoulders off the floor to curl your trunk up and forward, bringing your arms over your head toward your feet. Simultaneously swing both legs up and toward your face, so your fingers touch your toes.

  3. Lower into the starting position with control, pause briefly, and repeat the movement for the specified amount of time.

  4. V-up's work your abs, obliques, and hip flexors to strengthen the core. 

Alternative Exercises:

Modified V-Up  Weighted V-Up

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