This may seem a little bit funny, because I don't even know if they exist!

I saw this in the anime Dragon Ball Z. Goku, hanging upside down with his hands on his neck, touches his head to his knees without letting go of his hands from his neck. Like so:

Goku training in space

If these exist, how to do them? And what is the number I should try to achieve? I currently do 6-7 in one go.

Some other examples:

Example 1
(source) Example 2

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Where are you doing this exercise? On the bar or bench. I suggest you doing it on the bench like the second picture because when you hang from the bar you swing back and forth and thats not good for core strengthening. You see that woman is stable because she found multiple bars, so she is not swinging. Doing it like her is okay highly recommended. Upper abs are the main muscle group working in this exercise so you need to put a program to keep tracking your progress.

Its not harmful when you do it with a limit

*So, how to do them? * You just try to lift yourself up to your toes as far as you can. If you feel weak that means you are not good enough for this level. Also do not stay at this position for long time because you will get dizzy

3 Sets:

  • 5 reps
  • Rest 15 Seconds
  • 5 reps

This seems easy and it is so when you get more advanced try these: 3 sets:

  • 15 v-ups
  • 20 side leg raises each leg
  • 100 Flutter kicks

So the answer is: yes this exercise exists but I personally don't do it. Leg raises are more functional for getting ripped :-D

  • I do it on a single bar. And I think it has contributed significantly. And when you say "15 sec rest" then do you mean to say that keep hanging or to get off the bar and stand on ground? And what is the name of exercise? And what are v-ups? Flutter kicks? I am new, so please.. Aug 1, 2015 at 10:19
  • @AdityaAgarwal 15 sec rest on the ground not hanging. Idk whats the name. V ups is advanced. watch it on youtube and Flutter kicks are again difficult. YouTube bro! Everything is in there just search Aug 1, 2015 at 10:25
  • "100" flutter kicks!?? Aug 1, 2015 at 10:26
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    Thanks for your help, but cannot choose it as the best answer. :( Question still unanswered. Name? Aug 1, 2015 at 10:34
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    Ive searched for naming. Some people say "inverted crunches " some other say "upside down crunches" Aug 1, 2015 at 10:43

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