Hanging L-sit

Hanging from a bar (or rings) engage shoulders, and lift legs to at least 90 degrees. Squeezing the ankles together and keeping the legs straight, tighten your core, tuck tailbone under slightly and hold the position. When first working this position try to hold for 15 seconds. Once strength develops lengthen the amount of time.

Hip Flexor lifts – double leg

Seated on the ground with your legs straight and together (piked), put one hand on the ground on either side of your legs. Keeping your back straight lift both legs off the ground repeatedly keeping the legs straight (no knee bend). To increase the challenge walk your hands closer to your knees / feet. To decrease the challenge, put your hands on the ground behind your back so that you are not so closed / piked at the hip.

Hip flexor lifts – single leg

Seated on the ground with your legs straddled (apart), put one hand on the ground on either side of one leg – that is your working leg. Keeping your back straight lift the working leg off the ground repeatedly keeping the leg straight (no knee bend). To increase the challenge walk your hands closer to your knees / feet. To decrease the challenge, put your hands on the ground behind your back, still working one leg at a time.