V Up Progression

In this video, Carl breaks down the V Up movement into progressions using Tuck and Straddle variations. Done properly, the V Up is an explosive movement that balances both push and pull towards the core simultaneously for the upper and lower body, and has high skill transfer to a number of other movements and applications.

Wide Push Up

  • Place hands wide apart, outside shoulder width
  • Fingers spread out with index fingers pointing forward and thumbs pointing inward
  • Shoulder posted on top of the knuckle of the hand
  • Point your elbows back by trying to turn your hands out
  • Keep forearms vertical at full extension and flexion
  • Lower down with chin, chest, and hips touching the ground
  • Push up through your belly
  • Maintain hollow body position throughout the entire movement