V-Hold on Parallel Bars

Description:

A V-Hold is a static strength element that activates the abdominal muscles and hip flexors.  Similar to the L-hold, the V-hold is also regarded as one of the most picturesque positions in the sport of gymnastics for its display of strength and flexibility.  For best results, continue to develop flexibility in the pike position, as having more mobility in the glutes and hamstrings will reduce the amount of strain felt while holding the legs up.  Scale by performing the L-hold position.

 

Process:

  • begin in a support position with legs together
  • ensure that core is tight and body is upright
  • without rounding the back, bend at the hips and elevate legs until they are almost touching the face
  • legs should remain straight and head in a neutral position

Skill Progression

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V-Hold on Parallel Bars

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