I posted this initially to an archive thread (oops). BUT -- thought I'd share:
Got my first L-sit (for about a ten second hold) yesterday. 2 things that helped most:
1) turning inside of the elbows inward, bringing my shoulders to bear more
2) taking off my shoes. Losing the extra weight no doubt helped.
Thanks to everyone that offered tips in the Exercises forum... So, what is a good time to shoot for in an L-Sit before working towards a pike? 30 seconds? 1 minute? More?