Instructions for V-Crunches - Martial Arts Core Strength Exercise

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Instructions for V-Crunches - Martial Arts Core Strength Exercise

This page will teach you how to do V-Crunches. This advanced crunch is a great martial arts exercise in order to build up your core strength. This will improve your rotational "torquing" power and thus help your martial arts kicking power, punching power and grappling techniques.

For more exercises, please visit the main Martial Arts Strength Training page.

Technique Instructions

  • Assume a standard crunch position on the floor.
  • Place your hands on the floor near your hips.
  • Raise your chest until it is at almost vertical to the ground.
  • At the same time, raise your knees to your chest so they are almost vertical to the ground.
  • Then lower your chest and legs back to your starting position.
  • Repeat.
  • A more advanced version is the V-Crunch without hands on the ground (see second video).

Instructional Video for V-Crunches (With Hands On Ground)

Instructional Video for V-Crunches (Without Hands On Ground)



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