If you'd rather hit a 25-pound dumbbell on your foot than do another damn crunch to work your abs, we've got the perfect move for you: the one-armed V-sit press.
Why the V-Sit Press?
The One Arm V-Sit Press is a workout twofer that combines an overhead press that helps you improve shoulder stability with an isometric V-sit that targets the abs and the muscles that protect your spine contribute. Because you are training more muscles at the same time, you will burn more calories in less time. In other words, it's exactly what guys looking to get some rest in front of the beach should incorporate into their workout routines. Start with two sets of eight repetitions per arm. If that feels easy, add another sentence.
When is the V-Sit performed? Press:
You want to do this step at the very beginning of your abs workout. Why? Because of the unique position you must occupy while performing, you will recruit a number of stabilizer muscles in your core and back to hold the V-seat. If you do a monster workout and try to tackle this at the end of your session, your form is likely to suffer from being too exhausted to do it properly.
How To Do The V-Sit Press:
- Sit on the floor with your legs outstretched (or bend if you're new to the movement) and lift them off the floor to about shoulder height.
- Hold a dumbbell in one hand with your elbow pinched at shoulder level. Hold your chest up and step forward.
- Slowly push the barbell over your head while maintaining the V position. Do all of the repetitions on one arm before switching sides.