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Old 11-19-2005, 02:51 AM   #1
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any suggestions on excercises to progress to an L-sit?
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Old 11-19-2005, 04:53 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2005, 06:46 AM   #3
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Hi Rich,

Here's some other options that might help:

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/16237.jpg

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/22/16238.jpg

Good luck,

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Old 11-19-2005, 08:35 PM   #4
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Hey Rich,

You can't beat Ryan's suggestions with pics no less and Lynne's Faq is always a great bet. I started with the L Tuck sit. Same as the L-sit as far as body position except bend your knees and tuck closer to the torso. Keep going for longer time. When something like 3 rounds of 30 second holds is no problem then try getting into the actual L-sit. Best...
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Old 11-19-2005, 10:52 PM   #5
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Work on your pike flexibility as well. I've noticed a lot in the CF community have more difficulty with the L-sit because of tight hams/glutes/lower back.
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:20 AM   #6
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thanks for all the input; I still can't believe this site is free, by far the most informative fitness website I've come across...the information and help you get on here is awsome!
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:58 AM   #7
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Stopped at Target the other day and picked up some of their "Pro Spirit" pushup bars. They are $8 per pair and work nicely as basic parallettes.

On getting home, I decided to try my first L-Sits, and succeeded on my second try and most of my attempts since. I'm just playing with it for now, but may work up some time holds for fun as my other training progresses. I also found them useful for seated partial dips and headstands.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:02 AM   #8
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Jason,

I've used my wifes pushup bars before I made my own parallettes and I prefer the parallettes because they are easily to grasp, more clearance from the ground and sturdier.

I made my own using PVC from home depot. Total material cost was 22 dollars but that included the cost of a cheap hack saw. One 10 foot length is plenty along with the T's, elbows and endcaps.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:36 PM   #9
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Also anyone interested in making push-ups harder and handstands more comfortable on the wrists should consider these:

http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1421320&cp=2057738.71 0956.710958.693994&parentPage=family
(note: the ones I got at the store were actually called "Bodyfit by Sports Authority" and are grey; these are basically the same thing though)

They are sturdy even for someone such as myself (210#); lightweight but tough plastic, and (I think) are the only pushup bars I've ever seen that are slightly angled (i.e. gripping surface not parallel to the deck) for more natural wrist alignment. Also alot more portable than my paralettes that keep coming apart on me ;-)
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