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How to Do an Oblique V Up Ab Workout

Learn how to do an oblique V up from certified personal trainer James Rizzo in this home ab workout video from Howcast.


Now I'm going to demonstrate how to do an Oblique V Up. You're going to lie down on your side. Keep this right arm out straight. Do nothing, just holding it out flat on the floor. And there's a couple of ways you could do this. the easier version - hand on the head, and the same time you're going to lift your legs. Okay? Don't let your legs touch the floor. Come right back up. Notice my head stays neutral. Just keep it looking straight above eye level. Okay? Just keeping that right, left arm, sorry, right on the side of the head. To try and not to pull on your neck. Okay, level two would be straightening your legs, which causes a little bit more tension in the spine and the core, so you've got to have a little bit stronger core for this one. And same thing. You can have the hand behind the head, and lift straight up squeezing the obliques. Okay? Breathe as you come up, so you're contracting the side external obliques. Okay? Modified, again. Your knees are bent, taking off a little bit more pressure off the back, so you can kind of feel the exercise working the obliques a little bit more. If you want to make it more challenging, level two, straightening the legs, and sitting up to the side. So a nice crunch to the side. Okay? Those are the two variations that you can use to do an Oblique V Up.

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