The legs are bent at a 90 degree angle to the torso, so that the entire body forms an "L" shape, hence the name.

The L-sit has no motion to it, and requires very minimal balance. It is a simple skill that is easily acquired by building the necessary strength.

Muscle group: Abdominal


First, get your hands by your sides and lift yourself off the ground in a tucked position. If this is a struggle, just continue to work on the position until you can easily hold it for an extended length of time. 10-15 seconds at the very least.


Whether you use a bar or gym equipment, make sure you are doing your repetitions strictly. Bouncing and swinging your legs up is cheating and is a waste of time. No momentum during the exercise!

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