For both men and women, the famous v line is part of a well developed stomach with great aesthetic appeal and looks great. But is there actually a way to get it? Of course!
What muscle is the V Line?
The v line isn't actually a single muscle itself, it's actually a combination of different muscle groups, your abs, obliques and hip flexors. Like any muscle they develop and grow when worked consistently, everyone's body shape is different so that also means your v line may be different to someone else's. The abs are developed best with crunching movements, the obliques are best worked with any core rotation movement, and the hop flexors will be greatly used with any hanging leg raise exercises.
Body Fat Percentage
This is the biggest key to getting a v line, how high is your body fat percentage? This is such a big factor because abdominal and core muscles are only visible when body fat is low, watch this video on my YouTube channel if you're not sure how that works! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvoPLItLkhQ therefore you need to make sure your food and cardio is pretty clean otherwise it's going to be hard to achieve such a look. You'll usually see your v line for men 12% body fat downwards and for women 15% downwards.
If you're body fat is already low, you may have a v line already, but you also may have low body fat and not have a v line! How does that work? The muscles need to be developed into a shape! Like any other muscle, you may be able to see it but when it is developed more it looks better and adds more shape to it, abs are the same. Muscle mass is needed to thicken out those muscle groups which will actually create the v shape itself and also because of that it will add more shadows through the thickness of the muscles.
Make sure you try to develop your core and ab muscles from a variety of angles for best muscle development, aim for both weighted and bodyweight movements with high reps for each set. Focus on keeping body fat low to allow more tone and shape to become visible and if you put the work in, you'll have your v line to show in no time!
All articles are written by Luke Teuma, Founder of Lean With Luke.