Monday, June 30, 2008

Try This Core Exercise: Single Leg V-Ups

Are you looking for more challenging exercises to ramp up your athletic workout? If you are, then try this exercise: Single Leg V-Ups.

1. Lie on your back with both hands behind your head. Keep your elbow back and out of sight. Your head should be in a neutral (in line with the torso) position with a space between chin and chest.

2. Leading with the chin and chest towards the ceiling, contract the abdominals and raise your shoulders off the floor. Extend (straighten) your arms and also raise the straight leg up toward ceiling. Touch your leg with the ball.

3. Return to start position.

4. Remember to keep your head and back in a neutral position. Hyperextension or flexion may cause injury. To increase resistance, hold the medicine ball in your hands. To decrease resistance, position hands closer towards the body

You can do this exercise at a moderate tempo or full speed tempo.

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Mark Dilworth, BA, PES
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