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

Low L Sit on Parallel Bar icon

The exercise requires strong shoulders, abs and triceps. It is easier than the pure L Sit while not demanding horizontal legs.

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 nearly parallel to the ground.
  5. Count the seconds you can hold them straight and close to horizontal.

Hints & tips:

  • Start with a tuck position.
  • Practice between two chairs if you don't have access to parallel bars.


  • Strong core, shoulders, triceps.
  • Easy to perform, you can find two chairs everywhere.

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 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 Friendly

Category: Bodyweight