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The 12 Best Upper Ab Exercises — Miracle-Gro To Annihilate Your Rectus Abdominis & Upper Abs

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Upper Abs Exercise 6 — Ab V-Ups


Ab V-Ups

How To:

Protocol: 15 reps

Target Muscle(s): Upper Abs (Rectus Abdominis), Lower Abs

  • (1) Lie long on the floor with your arms extended overhead and legs straight out, a few inches off the ground.
  • (2) Simultaneously raise your legs and crunch your upper abs to form a “V” between your quads and stomach. Touch your toes and feet at the top of the motion; keep your abs tight with a straight back and strong posture throughout.
  • (3) Slowly return back down to the bottom. Repeat.

Increase the difficulty by holding a medicine ball or light dumbbell.

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Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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