Aerial Exercise: V-ups on a wall
It’s been a while since I posted an aerial exercise and this is one of the simplest, but surprisingly difficult ones. It’s sort of like boat pose, but since you aren’t able to lean back, you have to use the tops of your thighs to lift your legs.
Sit with your back against a wall, legs out in a V, and slowly lift your legs a couple feet off the ground. If you aren’t able to lift your legs scoot your butt away from the wall until you can. Make sure to keep your back straight and put as little pressure on your hands as possible – lift with your thighs.
You should be able to do 5-10 reps in this position. If you’re going over 10 scoot back so you’re entire back is flat against the wall and lift your legs higher. At the end of each set I like to hold my legs up in the V for about 20 seconds to maximize the burn. You can also take your hands off the floor or make the V wider to make it even more difficult.
If you can’t lift your legs on the first try, don’t worry, it takes a bit of practice!01.16.13 in aerial yoga, workin' out