Straddle L Sit. How-to, proper form and tips

Straddle L Sit icon

Exercise is similar to the L Sit but done with the legs open. Never the less, they should be kept straight.

Video demonstration

How to and step by step instructions:

  1. Place hands on the parallettes, shoulders activated and pressed down.
  2. Extend your legs in open position, approximately 90 degrees between them.
  3. Keep the legs straight and parallel to the ground.
  4. 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, even if it is not fully parallel to the ground.
  • Move is easier than the regular L Sit, the needed strength on quads is smaller.


  • 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, Upper Back, Lowerback, Hip Abductor, Hip Adductor, Hamstring

Muscle: Full body

Collection: L Sit Variations

Category: Bodyweight