L Sit Leg Raise on Parallel Bar. How-to, proper form and tips

L Sit Leg Raise on Parallel Bar icon

Preparation for the L Sit, strengthening core and shoulders.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Stand on parallel bars raising your feet off the ground.
  2. Keep your arms straight and shoulders pressed down, your ears away from the shoulders.
  3. Straighten your legs keeping them close together, touching each other.
  4. Raise both legs until parallel to the ground.
  5. Without pause, bring them back to the vertical position.
  6. This is one repetition.

Hints & tips:

  • It is ok to bend your knees slightly.
  • Press your shoulders down keeping ears away from them.


  • Highly activates core, shoulder blades and shoulders.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the number of repetitions.
  • Track your personal record.
  • Set a goal for a given period such as a session, weekend, week or month.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Full body

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

Secondary muscles: Hamstring

Muscle: Full body

Collection: Raising Legs

Collection: L Sit Friendly

Category: Bodyweight