V-Up (Real)


The Real V-up is a motion with hands touching feet. The V-up is a challenging exercise that targets the abdominal muscles. Here are step-by-step instructions for the V-up core exercise with hands touching feet:

Video Instructions on How to Do Real V-Ups

  1. Starting Position:
    • Lie flat on your back on a mat or a comfortable surface.
  2. Leg Raise:
    • Extend your legs straight out, keeping them together.
    • Lift your legs off the ground, raising them towards the ceiling. Try to keep your legs as straight as possible.
  3. Upper Body Lift:
    • Simultaneously, lift your upper body off the ground. Reach your arms forward toward your feet.
  4. Meeting in the Middle:
    • Continue lifting both your upper and lower body until they meet in the middle, forming a V-shape with your body.
    • Aim to touch your hands to your feet, or get as close as possible.
  5. Engage Core Muscles:
    • Squeeze your abdominal muscles at the top of the movement to engage your core.
  6. Controlled Descent:
    • Slowly lower your upper and lower body back down to the starting position, but don’t let your feet or hands touch the ground.
  7. Repeat:
    • Perform the movement for the desired number of repetitions or for a specified amount of time.
  8. Breathing:
    • Exhale as you lift your upper and lower body.
    • Inhale as you lower back down to the starting position.


  • Focus on the quality of the movement rather than speed.
  • Keep your lower back pressed into the mat to protect your spine.
  • If the full V-up is too challenging, you can modify the exercise by bending your knees slightly or by performing a half V-up.

Remember to listen to your body, and if you experience any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise. It’s always a good idea to consult with a fitness professional or healthcare provider before starting a new exercise routine, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions or concerns.