Seated L Sit Pike Leg Raise. How-to, proper form and tips

Seated L Sit Pike Leg Raise icon

Harder than it looks, the exercise is great both for quads and core.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Sit on the floor, legs straight and feet together.
  2. Put your hands on the floor, near the hips or further closer to the knees.
  3. Raise both feet of the ground, keeping the legs straight.
  4. Lower both legs back to the floor. This is one repetition.

Hints & tips:

  • Place hands in the floor behind the hips for an easier version. Move them towards the feet for increased difficulty.
  • Keep your back in a straight line position.
  • Keep your legs extended, without bending the knees.


  • Good preparation for the L Sit.
  • Strengthen core and quads.
  • Improves your back posture.

Counting & gamification:

  • Make series of 10.
  • Measure distance from your back to the point of your fingers. The closer to your feet, the harder the exercise.

Muscles worked and body parts involved:

Primary , Secondary

Muscles: Core & Lower body

Primary muscles: Abs, Lats, Hip Flexor, Quads

Secondary muscles: Obliques, Hamstring

Other names

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

  • Seated L Sit Pike Leg Raise
  • Seated L Sit Pike Leg Lift
  • Seated Pike Leg Lift
  • Seated Pike Leg Raise

Collection: Raising Legs

Collection: L Sit Friendly

Flexibility: Harmstring

Category: Bodyweight