Get ready for a quad burner as Julie Barnes Maurer teaches you how to work your way to a parallette L-sit good enough for your gymnast friends.
She begins by having athletes sit on the floor and squeeze their quads “so tight that maybe your heels come off the floor.”
Next is the tuck-hold position. While on the parallettes, the quads are parallel to the floor, the shins are perpendicular, and the toes are pointed down.
“We’re going to do this again, but we’re going to add a little bit more to our jar of suck,” Maurer says.
How does one accomplish this? A one-legged L-sit.
Maurer reminds the class to keep the shoulders back, lats engaged and chest up.
If you want to further impress your friends, be sure to practice around-the-worlds and windshield wipers.
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Additional reading: Parallette Training Part 1 by Roger Harrell, published Feb. 1, 2006.