L Sit. How-to, proper form and tips

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Exercise is the most common calisthenics exercise. It is a full body strengthening and demanding move.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Place hands on the parallettes, shoulders activated and pressed down, body in L shape.
  2. Extend your legs in a straight position, keeping them parallel to the ground.
  3. Hold this position for a given number of seconds.

Hints & tips:

  • Press the shoulders down, keeping your ears away from the shoulders.
  • Focus on keeping the legs straight and toes pointing forward, and you back in a straight position.


  • Strong core.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count the seconds you can hold, accumulating in a period (session, day, week).
  • Set an accumulated goal for a workout session, say 60 or 120 seconds, 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

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Variations

Category: Bodyweight