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Quick Core Workout Routine

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Updated June 13, 2014

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Core Workout Exercise 3: The V-Sit Abdominal Exercise
V-Sit Abdominal Exercise

V-Sit Abdominal Exercise

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Core Exercise 3: V-Sit Abdominal Exercise

The v-sit is an effective abdominal and core exercise that works the rectus abdominis, the external obliques, and internal obliques. This exercise also engages the hip flexors.

To do the V-sit, start in a seated position on the floor, contract your abdominal muscles and core, and lift your legs up to a 45-degree angle as pictured. Reach your arms straight forward or reach up toward your shins as you are able. Maintain good core posture and a strong spine while you hold the position for several seconds. Rest and repeat several times. As you get stronger, hold the position longer.

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