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  • Crush Your Core With L-Sits!

    Hey everyone, I just wrote a new blog post with a video all about L-Sits and how to progress towards performing them! Check it out =). Feel free to leave comments on the blog page as well!

    Jungle Fit - How Fitness Was Meant To Be!: Crush Your Core With L-Sits!
    Fitness Is A Journey, Not A Destination.

  • #2
    I do those with every chin-up. Never knew it had a name. Thanks!
    Crohn's, doing SCD

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
      I do those with every chin-up. Never knew it had a name. Thanks!
      Same but in the up position I actually do bicycle kicks, kicking up high and out as slow as possible. Try doin that for 30 secs without going back down.
      Last edited by Chochobo; 10-10-2011, 07:47 PM.
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      • #4
        I've been working em on the rings.
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        • #5
          Yep Yep, I also enjoy performing them during chin ups, pull ups, and dips. However the hanging L-Sit from a bar is much easier than the L-Sit hold on a set of parallel bars due to the extra upper body tension. Switching them up is awesome but be sure to do them all!
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          • #6
            Do them with flat hands on the ground and tell your triceps to stop their bitching.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
              Do them with flat hands on the ground and tell your triceps to stop their bitching.
              Might be concerned about your wrist flexors though. I avoid flat hand pushes wherever I can. Though it's pretty hard.
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              • #8
                @fpsjosh01: A great point, a lot of people have painful issues with their wrists during exercises like push ups, so performing the L-Sit on with their palms flat on the floor might also cause a similar problem.
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                • #9
                  I've been a massage therapist for a while, and I work on a computer on a regular basis. Just keep your wrist extensors nice and strong! Rubber band exercises are incredible for your wrists.

                  Don't forget post workout nutrition :-P
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                  • #10
                    Wait... what? care to elaborate a bit? I spend a lot of time practicing handstands so I put a lot of pressure on my wrists and purposely stretch them out (both forwards and backwards, also rotating as a warm up) and while at first I experienced some soreness the day after training I no longer do. I accredit that to getting stronger....
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
                      Wait... what? care to elaborate a bit? I spend a lot of time practicing handstands so I put a lot of pressure on my wrists and purposely stretch them out (both forwards and backwards, also rotating as a warm up) and while at first I experienced some soreness the day after training I no longer do. I accredit that to getting stronger....
                      If you start getting carpal tunnel syndrome (which I'm starting to believe is wheat/diet related) then you're basically told to strengthen your extensors. Don't change what you're doing. You're probably fine. I use computers/wrist extensors/flexors a lot during the day just by sitting at my desk.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by fpsjosh01 View Post
                        If you start getting carpal tunnel syndrome (which I'm starting to believe is wheat/diet related) then you're basically told to strengthen your extensors. Don't change what you're doing. You're probably fine. I use computers/wrist extensors/flexors a lot during the day just by sitting at my desk.
                        Oh ok, it seemed to me your original comment not to do L-Sits with flat hands meant "don't do anything on flat hands ever" I guess you mean it may be more pressure than people are used to and should approach lightly? I would agree with that. The difference in the tricep muscle is unbelievable though. I can hold an L-sit on handles easily 3x longer than I can with flat hands mostly because my triceps fatigue a lot faster with hands on the ground...
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                        • #13
                          L-Sits rock! TimBell has a good progression there. I found myself intuitively attempting these at the end of my dip sets. If you have some plates belted to your waist, hanging off the back, that helps with the leverage if you can't do them ungeared. When you can finally do them unassisted, that's a satisfying victory indeed.

                          Has anybody tried Windshield Wipers? That's where you do a V-Sit (for lack of a better term) and then "wipe" your extended legs from left to right. Core annihilation!

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                          • #14
                            For the sitting L sit, I usually rest on my first knuckles with my thumb out of the way. But the fingers are not curled tightly, the tips lie flat against the wrist or fall open so they aren't strained. Sort of like how gorillas walk.
                            Crohn's, doing SCD

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                            • #15
                              Hey, Tim, wanted to PM this to you, but I guess you're not accepting PMs:

                              So I was looking at your Jungle Fit Silverback training book and was wondering if someone starting at level 0 could do it? I am more of a weight machine girl. Can't do a pull/chin up to save my life, and can maybe manage 5 push ups. I can do Australian pull ups. that's about it. Would love to do some of the stuff you & Al Kavadlo do! Was just wondering if the Silverback could work for a big sissie like me?

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