30-Day Get Fit Challenge: Day 12, Advanced V Sit

Build a stronger body with these moves created for #ELLEfit

To celebrate our Body Issue, we've kicked off a 30-Day Challenge designed by celebrity and Victoria's Secret Angels trainer Dan Roberts to boost our energy and fitness levels for all the summer happenings we plan to get into. 

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The move: Advanced V sit

Executing the V-Up with proper form is vital for maximizing abdominal strength. It primarily targets the rectus abdominis, which is the flat muscle that lies on top of your abs and the deep-seated transversus abdominis, which helps to pull your stomach in toward your spine. Secondary muscles that come into play are the middle and upper back as well as the quadriceps and hamstrings.

The difficulty level: It can be quite challenging for beginners as it requires a certain amount of core strength and balance. If you're having trouble holding the position, try our challenge from Day 9. 

The burn factor: 7/10

Join us in the fun and show us your progress by instagramming and tweeting us at @ELLEUK and @ELLFitTeam, using the hashtag #ELLEFit

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