Are V-ups better than crunches?

  1. Composant profile image60
    Composantposted 4 years ago

    Are V-ups better than crunches?

  2. Sean Evans profile image83
    Sean Evansposted 4 years ago

    I would not go so far to say better.  As better is subjective.

    What I can tell you is think of your spine as a lever.  The longer the upper and lower joints move out the more stress.   Also people with tight hipflexors, low back pain, or weak core and feel pain with v ups. 

    But when ready and able and no body issues V-ups can be good i believe.

  3. Abby Campbell profile image92
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    It depends on what your goals are. Crunches usually work your upper abdominal region while v-ups will target your lower abdominals as well. As we all know, the lower abdominal region is a major issue for most people so v-ups are a great exercise for targeting this area.