I like to move it – L stand

Love this move…so had to share!

The L-stand is awesome for gaining strength in your handstand and working on your form. As part of my pole training, I’m relearning how to handstand. I remember in my school days I could handstand with no fear whatsoever…these days…well…

It also works your core to help towards that flat stomach…

L stand

The L handstand is surprisingly difficult; I came across it in the Nike Training Club app as part of Leah Kim’s workout.


Stand facing a wall. Place one foot flat on the wall at hip height. Swivel your body to face away from the wall and place your hands down on the ground underneath your shoulders. Bring your second foot up onto the wall. 

There are two key points to remember for the L-stand: 
1. Focus on getting a 90 degree angle
2. Push down through your arms and don’t let your shoulders collapse


5 to 10 seconds x 6 sets and adding 5 seconds per set as you can. Work up to holding this for 1 minute per set.

Elle 🙂 x

P.S Safety always comes first. If you are new to exercise ensure you seek advice from your GP. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, wear appropriate clothing and carry out drills in a suitable space. Technique is paramount, and nothing should hurt. Should you experience pain, discomfort, nausea, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath etc, STOP and consult your GP. 



  1. Chi-Chi
    June 28, 2013 / 13:38

    hmm, this looks and sounds easy, but I guess it's not gonna be for me when I first try it out!this looks ideal for practising yoga poses as well xwww.thatgoodgirlchi.blogspot.co.uk

    • Elle Linton
      June 29, 2013 / 10:09

      Can't even do it in NTC yoga…no walls ;)Nothing is easy for anyone the first time…usually…haha! Have you nailed crow yet?! I guess I can find out on Tuesday if you are at yoga?! 😉 x

  2. Matilda @RunMum
    June 29, 2013 / 10:08

    ^^dittoI can so see myself failing at this. I use to love doing handstands too. I might attempt this, but I need to figure out where I will do it in my house.

    • Elle Linton
      June 29, 2013 / 10:14

      Let me know how you get on! …might have to shuffle some furniture for a few minutes to find a wall…I think we all have that problem 🙂 …there's a Japanese proverb that says "fall seven times, stand up eight…"Good luck 😉 x

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