- Bent knees. You can start with this version if you feel you are lacking the strength or hamstring flexibility to do the movement with straight legs.
- Straight legs. Once you are comfortable doing the L-sit with your knees bent, try the straight leg version. The farther your legs are from your body, the tougher it is.
- On parallellets or parallel bars. This is the easiest version, but requires equipment. You can buy a set of parallellets to train at home.
- On your knuckles. This one will strengthen your wrists and knuckles. Good for martial artists.
- On your fingers. Probably the easiest version. See the image above.
- On your fingertips. A slightly different version. Good for martial artists and wrestlers.
- Change the variations or hand position. This one is self explanatory. Just go to a different variation or hand position to challenge yourself when it gets easy.
- Progress in time. This is the real deal. Get to one minute non stop in the L-Sit and you will be solid. The way to do it is to do several sets that add up to your total goal time each workout. For example if your goal is 1 minute, do as many sets as it takes you until you reach a total of 60 seconds.
- When training a skill, it is best to train as often as possible, as fresh as possible. So an ideal variant to train every day and do multiple sets – say after you wake up and before you go to bed, that add up to your total goal time each day. You could do these sets between household chores – say do a set, brush your teeth, do another set, do the laundry or whateve
There you have it. There are now no excuses not to build yourself a brick breaking set of abs. Even if you don’t have an access to a gym. Even if you have no equipment at home. Even if you have no spare space to train in. And, as a bonus: you can’t avoid getting pretty damn strong overall, not just in your abs, when you master the L-Sit. Have fun!
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