October 06, 2021 2 min read

EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TO PLANK, WE DON'T JUDGE, PLANKING IS GREAT. BUT PLANKING EVERYDAY CAN GET A BIT MUNDANE...

SO WE'RE HERE TO SUGGEST YOU DIVERSIFY A LITTLE BIT, WHY NOT TRY AN L-SIT?

L'SITS ARE ONE OF THOSE EXERCISES THAT LOOK REALLY EASY (WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS DOING IT!) BUT ARE ACTUALLY VERY HARD TO MASTER, BUT SO WORTH IT!

AN ISOMETRIC EXCERSISE MUCH LIKE A PLANK, THE L-SIT WILL GIVE YOU A FULL BODY WORKOUT USING YOUR BODYWEIGHT TO WORK YOUR CORE, STRENGTH & STABILITY. IT'S A WORKOUT THAT CAN BE PERFORMED EASILY IN YOUR LIVING ROOM OR YOUR HOME GYM, WITH MINIMAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED.  

BENEFITS OF THE L-SIT

  • WORKS A RANGE OF MUSCLES AT THE SAME TIME: ABS, OBLIQUES, HIP FLEXORS, QUADS, TRICEPS, SHOULDERS, PECS AND LATS
  • DEVELOPS MIDLINE STABILITY & STRENGTH
  • STABILISES THE SPINE
  • HELPS IMPROVE OTHER EXERCISES LIKE PUSHUPS, DEADLIFTS AND BARBELL SQUATS
  • CAN BE DONE WITH LITTLE OR NO EQUIPMENT

STEPS

  1. MAKE SURE YOUR PALMS ARE UNDER YOUR SHOULDERS 

  2. LOCK YOUR ELBOWS AT YOUR SIDE

  3. DRAW YOUR SHOULDERS BACK AND DOWN

  4. ENSURE YOUR BACK IS STRAIGHT 

  5. LOOK STRAIGHT AHEAD WITH A NEUTRAL NECK

  6. ENGAGE YOUR LATS 

  7. ENGAGE YOUR CORE 

  8. KEEPING YOUR LEGS STRAIGHT, TOGETHER AND PARALLEL TO THE FLOOR LIFT THEM, KEEPING YOUR TOES POINTED

HOLD FOR A FEW SECONDS, BE SURE NOT TO PUSH YOURSELF TOO MUCH TOO SOON AND RISK INJURY. EVEN A FEW SECONDS IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT TO BEGIN! 

ITS EASY ENOUGH TO START ON THE FLOOR, OR WITH ANY 2 SOLID, EVEN SURFACES UNDER YOUR HANDS. IF YOU ENJOY AN ISOMETRIC WORKOUT AND NEED A NEW CHALLENGE TO KEEP YOUR DAILY WORKOUT VARIED, WE SUGGEST YOU INVEST IN PARALLETTE OR EQUALISER BARS

PARALETTE QUALISER BARS FOR BODYWEIGHT TRAINING EXERCISES

PARALETTES ARE EASY TO TRANSPORT FOR A QUICK WORKOUT IN THE PARK AND CAN BE USED FOR A RANGE OF OTHER SIMPLE EXERCISES INCLUDING PUSH-UPS, DIPS, LEG RAISES, MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AND KNEE RAISES. THE PERFECT ADDITION FOR YOUR HOME GYM!

YOGA/PILATES BRICKS ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A PAIR OF SOLID EVEN SURFACES YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE AT HOME, OR INVEST IN A PAIR OF KETTLEBELLS FROM OUR WIDE SELECTION OF WEIGHTS AND STYLES.

 

YOGA BRICK PILATES BLOCK FOR STABILITY AND L-SIT MADE FROM CORKkettlebells different weights pairs for isometric l-sit exercises from high quality fitness equipment supplier Sydney

 

DON'T FORGET SOME GOOD QUAD AND HIP FLEXOR STRETCHES TO AVOID CRAMPING.

INTRODUCE THE L-SIT TO YOUR WORKOUT ROUTINE AND IMPROVE CONTROL, STABILITY, AND STRENGTH TODAY!

Stephanie Snelson
Stephanie Snelson



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