For this exercise you’ll begin in a sitting position and using your abdominal muscles, lift your legs about 45 degrees off of the floor. Once you’ve raised your legs reach forward with both of your arms toward your shins. Hold this position for as long as you can, then slowly return to the starting position. The stronger you get, the longer you’ll be able to hold it. For an added challenge, when releasing the V-sit, stop just before you reach the floor and hold that position for a few seconds. This exercise will strengthen your spine and you will gain more balance also.