L Sit Back Swing. How-to, proper form and tips

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Full body exercise that requires mastering the L Sit. It places focus on abs and shoulders.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Hold the parallel bars, extend arms and activate shoulders, extend legs in an L Sit position. This is the starting position.
  2. Move your butt back and up, until your legs are vertical.
  3. Slowly and in a controlled way, return to the L Sit position.
  4. This is one repetition.

Hints & tips:

  • You must master the L Sit to perform the exercise.
  • Move in a controlled way, do not use the momentum.
  • Try to go as high as possible, keeping in mind that legs should not pass the vertical line.


  • Full body exercise, focused on core and shoulders.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count repetitions in a period, session, week or month.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Full body

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

Secondary muscles: Obliques, Abs, Lowerback

Other names

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

  • L Sit Back Swing
  • L Sit Pike Swing

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Variations

Category: Bodyweight