Single Leg L Sit. How-to, proper form and tips

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Easier than the L Sit, doing a single leg L Sit serves as a preparations and activate the very same muscles.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Place hands on the parallettes, shoulders activated and pressed down.
  2. Bent your knees, touching the chest with them.
  3. Extend one knee keeping the leg parallel to the ground. Keep this position for a given number of seconds.
  4. Repeat with the other leg.

Hints & tips:

  • Press the shoulders down, keeping your ears away from the shoulders.
  • Focus on keeping the leg straight, even if it is not fully parallel to the ground.


  • A nice Calisthenics exercise working all body.
  • Can be done in more places than you might think, using two chairs or a chair with arms.

Counting & gamification:

  • Count seconds that you can hold the position, accumulate in a workout or period (week, month).
  • Increase the number of seconds until you can do 30 secs in a perfect position.

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

Other names

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

  • Single Leg L Sit
  • One Leg L Sit

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Friendly

Category: Bodyweight