Finger L Sit Heel Support. How-to, proper form and tips

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Doing a supported L Sit using your fingers instead of the hand is highly effective on hands. As any L Sit variance, core and shoulders are also highly engaged.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Sit on the floor, legs straight and feet together.
  2. Put your hands on the floor, near the hips.
  3. Press your shoulders down with your arms straight so that the hips stays of the ground.
  4. Extend your fingers so that the palm of the hand also stays off the ground. Only the five fingers on each hand will touch the ground.
  5. Keep your heels on the ground.
  6. Hold this position a few seconds, eventually raising one leg at a time.

Hints & tips:

  • Press the shoulders down. Your head should be as far as possible from the shoulders.
  • Even if you can hold only a few seconds in the beginning, you should progress for longer a time.


  • Strengthen the shoulders and core.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the seconds you can hold.
  • Aim to hold this position for at least 60 seconds.
  • Count the accumulated duration in a period, say session, weekend or month.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Triceps, Hand

Secondary muscles: Abs, Upper Back, Lats, Quads

Muscle: Shoulder

Muscle: Triceps

Muscle: Hand

Collection: L Sit Friendly

Category: Bodyweight