How To Do Paralette L-Sit
Parallete L-Sit is a challenging exercise that primarily targets your lower abdominals.
But it also hits your gluteus muscles, hip flexors, triceps, upper back and traps.
Parallete L-Sit Up will build abdominal strength and will also help improve stability of your shoulders and the flexibility of your lower back.
If you do not have a pair of paralletes, you can use a pair of boxes that are high enough that your legs can remain elevated off the ground.
Parallete L-Sit Progression & Mobility
- Position a pair of paralletes on the floor. The correct distance between the paralletes is the length of your fist to your elbow.
- Assume the bottom position of a Squat but stay on your toes with your heels elevated.
- Take a secure grip on the paralletes; your arms must be perfectly straight and shoulders forward.
- Your back is slightly rounded; pull your sternum close to your navel to help you activate the lat muscles and maintain a strong starting position.
- Contract the hip flexors and raise the knees up then extend your legs out. Your feet must be pointed out and aligned with your knees and hips.
- If keeping your legs straightened out is difficult, keep your knees bent and close to your body.
- Return to starting position by bending the knees and coming back to the squat position.
- Repeat the exercise until you have completed the targeted number of reps or time interval.
Faults, Form and Technique
The most common fault in Parallete L-Sit is losing the position of the shoulders at the set up.
If you drop your shoulders and bring them closer to the ears, you will have a hard time maintaining balance and stability.
Variations: L Hang