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

Paralette L Sit