Floor L Sit One Leg Support. How-to, proper form and tips

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An L Sit where one leg touches the floor for support. It is an easy preparation for the Floor L Sit. It is a full body exercise with focus on shoulders and abs.

Video demonstration

(excerpt from '5-Step L Sit Progression'Leave site by COR)

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. While pressing shoulders down, your head should be as far as possible from the shoulders.
  5. Raise one feet of the ground keeping the leg straight. Use the other feet as a support point.

Hints & tips:

  • Shoulders and abs are highly involved in this exercise.
  • There are other muscles involved, this is a complete exercise.
  • When starting, you should be able to hold the position for 10 to 20 seconds but you should target longer duration.
  • Exercise is easier in a hard ground such as rock or cement, opposite to a soft ground such as a grass field.


  • Overall strength, focus on shoulders and abs.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the seconds you can hold, accumulating in a period (session, day, week).
  • Set an accumulated goal for a workout session, say 2 minutes, and do the necessary repetitions to reach that goal.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Full body

Primary muscles: Shoulder, Triceps, Abs, Lats, Hip Flexor, Quads

Secondary muscles: Obliques, Lowerback, Hamstring

Other names

The exercise can be found with other names. Examples are:

  • Floor L Sit One Leg Support
  • Floor L Sit Single Leg Support

Floor L Sit Progression

Floor L Sit One Leg Support icon
3. Floor L Sit One Leg Support

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Friendly

Flexibility: Harmstring

Category: Bodyweight