By Spartan Spencer
Blast your core with this L-Sit WOW by our obstacle race expert Spartan Spencer.
L-Sits are a great core workout, but are extremely challenging to get the hang of. The best way to learn how to perform an L-Sit is by practicing for short amounts of time. This workout will give you a new appreciation for core exercises!
In order to L-Sit, you will need 2 sturdy objects that your body can fit in the middle of. These can be parallel bars, chairs, kettlebells, etc. Start by keeping your back and your arms straight, then you want to raise your legs up (also straight) so that your body is at a 90 degree angle, then hold the position for as long as you can.
For this workout you are going to try to accumulate 2 minutes in an L-Sit, then do 50 sit-ups, and 80 mountain climbers. These movements can be broken up into any way that you’d like, and the sit-ups and mountain climbers are there to give you a break from the L-Sits while you hit other muscles. If at first you aren’t able to hold the L-Sit for even a few seconds at a time, you can modify the workout by simply hanging from a pull-up bar and trying the position until it happens.
Repeat 3 times for a full workout, and refuel with an ice cold Core Power high protein shake.
I ran my first Spartan Race in August 2012. At the time I was an obsessive smoker (legal & illegal), but all of a sudden this one race changed everything. By January 2013 I had quit smoking and started training in a gym, running in the woods, and being more aware of what I was eating. In 2013 I took on the Boston Sprint, Tri-State Super, and Vermont Beast to earn my Spartan Trifecta. In 2014 I ran in 20 Spartan Races, receiving 4 Trifectas.