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Oxygen Fitness Quest: 100 V-Ins

If you dread V-ins, we don't blame you. But over the course of this 30-day challenge, you'll learn to love them.

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V-ins are one of those difficult exercises that even dedicated fitness junkies might find themselves half-assing when they come up in a workout. If you’re one of them, we get it — they’re absolute core crushers. But if you practice V-ins properly and consistently, a stronger and more shredded core is all but guaranteed.

Not sure how to master them? That’s where our 30-day, 100-V-in fitness quest comes in.

This hard-core exercise is a favorite of Oxygen summer 2021 cover star Angela Gargano, who is living proof that it’s effective. The former gymnast and repeat American Ninja Warrior athlete tackles the toughest of obstacles, and every athlete knows that a strong core serves as the base for total-body strength.

On this quest, you’ll start off with just 10 V-ins on Day 1, working up to 100 V-ins uninterrupted on Day 30. Check out the following video for some form tips from Gargano, then stick to the program below to master the V-in once and for all.

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The following plan will prepare you to conquer 100 consecutive V-ins after just 30 days!

Day 1
10 V-Ins
Day 2
15 V-Ins
Day 3
20 V-Ins
Day 4
25 V-Ins
Day 5
REST
Day 6
10 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 7
15 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 8
20 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 9
25 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 10
REST
Day 11
10 V-Ins
Repeat x 3
Day 12
15 V-Ins
Repeat x 3
Day 13
20 V-Ins
Repeat x 3
Day 14
25 V-Ins
Repeat x 3
Day 15
REST
Day 16
10 V-Ins
Repeat x 4
Day 17
15 V-Ins
Repeat x 4
Day 18
20 V-Ins
Repeat x 4
Day 19
25 V-Ins
Repeat x 4
Day 20
REST
Day 21
20 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 22
30 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 23
40 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 24
50 V-Ins
Repeat x 2
Day 25
REST
Day 26
40 V-Ins
Day 27
60 V-Ins
Day 28
80 V-Ins
Day 29
REST
Day 30
100 V-Ins

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Think you’re a badass? Want to take it to the next level?

One or two days each week, do a different variation in place of standard V-ins. Try holding a Hollow Hold before doing your V-ins, do them with a towel, try them with straight legs or even weights on your ankles. The more variations you do in a week, the bigger badass you are!

Stay tuned for midpoint and end-of-challenge videos and more Oxygen Fitness Quests at the main quest page.