If you’re looking for a new move to shake up your core training, look no further than the L-sit. L-sits are a classic bodyweight exercise that look much easier than they actually are. Yet practicing this exercise on a regular basis will help you build a super strong core, and with the right progressions and a lot of determination, anyone can do them.
The following exercises will help you, no matter your current fitness level, build up to doing a full L-sit. Start wherever is most appropriate for your current strength level, then try to practice this move three times a week. You can easily add L-sit practice before or after a HIIT workout without adding too much time to your actual workout.
You should aim to do three to five sets of L-sit holds to failure. Try and make sure to time yourself so you know when you’re making progress.
Also, keep in mind that although you can also do L-sits on the floor, the easiest way to start practicing is using a set of parallettes or putting a couple of yoga blocks down on the floor. That way you won’t have to worry as much about your flexibility, and you can just focus on building up strength first.