Triangle Sit Exercise

Written By: Todd Kuslikis
October 11, 2011

Triangle Sit Exercise is very similar to Downward Dog Pose in Yoga. It works the shoulders tremendously and helps you get a good stretch in your hamstrings.

How to do a Triangle Sit Exercise:

Position your feet about shoulder width apart. Position your hands about shoulder width a part about 3 or 4 feet away from your feet. Straighten both your legs and your arms and stick your butt high into the air. You will look like a triangle in this pose. Hold.

Muscle group worked:

Most of your body but especially your shoulders.

Target Repetitions for Muscle Tone/Endurance: 60 seconds

Why a Triangle Sit Exercise works:

Triangle Sit Exercise works really well because it puts a great deal of pressure on your shoulders. Especially since your arms are straight, your shoulders are doing most of the work to keep your body in this position.


Try your best to keep your legs and arms straight. This is very important.


Breath in and out slowly throughout this exercise.

Show/Hide Comments (3 comments)
  1. Lydia

    “Breath in and out slowly throughout this exercise.” It should be breathe for example:
    His breath fogged up the window, which is what you used.

    Breathe into this paper bag, which is what you want.

  2. Brian Ross

    I have tried to get the download and I’m not really sure if this is it.I am VERY satisfied with this and also the resources you give for the body weight exercises I just that an E-Book was included.Am I doing something wrong?

    • Todd Kuslikis

      Hey Brian,

      After you subscribe (put your email in the box on the top right) you’ll get a confirmation link. Go ahead and click that link and then you’ll get another email with the downloads. Let me know if that helps.

      Glad you like the site! I appreciate it.


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