How To Do Oblique V Up

Oblique V Up Exercise

Oblique V Up is an effective exercise for targeting the oblique muscles.

It also engages the rectus abdominis and transverse abdominis muscles as well as the hips and lower back.

Oblique V Up will develop stability, mobility and flexibility in the hip and trunk.

This is especially important in physical activities that require you to maintain a rigid torso position such as sprinting.

Oblique V Up How To

  • Lie down on your side. Extend the arm on the floor sideways at shoulder level and in a straightened position. Place your other hand behind your head. Bend your knees in a sideways position.
  • Simultaneously raise your shoulder and legs off the floor and toward the center at an angle that resembles a “V” shape. Hold the position for a count of “one”.
  • Resist your bodyweight on the way back to starting position.
  • Repeat the exercise until you have completed the targeted number of reps.

Form and Technique

Oblique V Up is an exercise that follows a short pathway but generates a strong contraction at the top position.

Do not use momentum to raise your shoulder and legs off the floor. Specifically, do not pull on your head to bring it at the desired angle.

Oblique V Up also creates continuous tension at the bottom part of the exercise.

Try to keep your shoulder and legs slightly off the floor upon return to starting position.

Variations: Side Jackknife, Side Raises, Side Crunches

Routine for Strength: 5 sets x AMRAP (30 secs rest between sets)

Routine for Muscle Gains: n/a

Oblique V Up