Medicine Ball V-Up

The medicine ball V-up is an advanced version of the traditional V-up exercise that targets the external obliques while helping to increase range of motion throughout your hip and lower back region. The additional weight placed upon the upper torso from the medicine ball will result in strength and stability gains throughout the shoulder complex.


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    Lie flat on your back with your arms straight behind your head holding a medicine ball with your legs completely extended.
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    Lift your arms and torso simultaneously towards each other, attempting to touch the medicine ball to your shins before reversing the movement and returning to the floor.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Be sure to bring torso and lower body up at the same time, as one unit.
  • Do not rush this movement, be sure to stay at controlled and consistent pace.