Handstand Challenge 3: V-ups with Strap

GymnasticBodies athlete demonstrates how to do a V-up with a challenge in day 3 of the handstand challenge.

GB athlete Demonstrates How to do a V-up with a Challenge in day 3 of the Handstand Challenge

This next core exercise is inspired by our Foundation Courses.

Your challenge (video below) is to get as close as you can to a straight leg v-up with toes pointed using a 12” strap.

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A strong core is essential in any activity and is one of the key components to your perfect handstand. Not all core exercises are created equal. Quality of movement and precision are vital to increasing your strength and getting your handstand.

Start by laying on the ground with your strap overhead. Keep your legs together and toes pointed and then simultaneously compress your legs to your torso and loop the strap over your feet. Make sure to bring the strap all the way down to your hips on the descent. Reverse the movement by bringing the strap back over your feet and toes to the overhead position.

Do 10 repetitions.

Hint: To get maximum height, pull your chest as far as you can into your thighs. You can always use a towel or sock in place of a strap 😉

Here’s what you need to do:

1.) After you watch the video, try it out for yourself!

2.) Post a video or photo of you doing the challenge and share with others on our Facebook Group Page for community feedback.

3.) Post on social media using these hashtags along with your video #gbhandstandchallenge #gymnasticbodies #christophersommer

4.) New to the Challenge? Here is a list of all the current challenge vids.

We hope you enjoyed this V-up with strap challenge with your 2017 GymnasticBodies Handstand Challenge community!

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