A female barre instructor is stood outside against a wall demonstrating the vertical v position with her feet together and knees bent facing outwards.

Perfect your Vertical V Technique

13 November 2017

The Vertical V is a classic Barrecore move designed to work the quads, outer thighs and outer glutes.



And here's a quick written recap...

  1. This move can either be done with your feet slightly turned out, or if your experiencing any issues in your ankles or knees, then with your feet parallel.
  2. If you're choosing to turn your feet out, make sure your heels are hovering slightly off the floor, and your toes are a couple of inches apart so as your feet make a V shape. Your knees need to be slightly bent and tracking directly over your toes.
  3. Keeping your weight central you need to bend you knees and move downwards, using your full range. Squeezing together your glutes and your heels, come back up to your half way point.
  4. Make sure you don’t fully straighten the legs as you’ll lose that burning sensation that you feel when you’re working the right muscles. Once you’re back to your half way point, you can hold the position there for a little while to really sculpt and tone those muscles.
  5. Watch the video below for a demonstration from Teacher Trainers, Emily and Gemma, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more technique tips.