L Sit Bicycle Kicks. How-to, proper form and tips

L Sit Bicycle Kicks icon

Variant of the L Sit where you bend and extend the knees one at the time, in a bicycle movement.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Place hands on the parallettes, shoulders activated and pressed down.
  2. Extend your legs in a straight position for an L Sit, keeping them parallel to the ground. This is the starting position.
  3. Bend one knee bringing it to the chest, while keeping the other leg extended.
  4. Now extend the bended knee, while bending the other one.
  5. Count one repetition each time one leg (any of them) is fully extended.

Hints & tips:

  • Press the shoulders down, keeping your ears away from the shoulders.
  • Keep your beck straight.
  • The extended leg should be parallel to the ground.


  • Strong core.
  • Exercise is easier than the pure L Sit.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the number of repetitions.
  • Set a goal for a given period, say a week.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Full body

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

Secondary muscles: Obliques, Upper Back, Lowerback, Hamstring

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Variations

Category: Bodyweight