Static V Pulses Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 07, 2011

Static V Pulses Exercise is a Pilates move that strengthens your upper and lower abs. Your body will look like a V when performing this exercise. It’s a great exercise because it incorporates both static and dynamic movements. Your body will not be moving which helps build core strength and your arms will be moving which adds more dynamic movement into this V exercise.

How to do Static V Pulses Exercise:

Lay face up on the ground with your knees straight. Lift your upper and lower body up until your body looks like a V. Hold this position. Lift your arms up until they are about 3-4 inches off the ground. Begin to pulse them up and down. Hold this for as long as you can.

Muscle group worked:

Lower and upper abs

Target Repetitions for Muscle Growth: static hold

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: static hold

Why Static V Pulses works:

This V Exercise works great because of the static and dynamic combination. As mentioned before both are incorporated into the movement and your abs benefit because they feel the effects of both types of exercise.


Keep your back as straight as you can. You will have a tendency to curve your upper back forward. Resist this temptation as this takes pressure off your abdominal region.


Maintain steady breathing throughout this exercise.

Disclaimer: Talk to your primary care physician before beginning any exercise regimen.

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