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    Hey Gang - I just posted a new blog about the front lever - a very challenging bodyweight exercise.

    Many of you will not be ready for this move, but for those of you who fancy yourselves strong, give it a shot! (Be prepared for a humbling.)
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    The front lever to muscle ups were awesome!

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    I've always just called these levers (though I never paired them with muscle ups... brutal). Are there back levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotchncoffee View Post
    I've always just called these levers (though I never paired them with muscle ups... brutal). Are there back levers?
    Yes sir.

    My tuck lever is decent and I can almost hold an "okay" straddle front lever. It's such a patience building skill, as most of these are. My back lever is basically non-existent. I have to spend a lot more time skinning the cat, it still feels pretty uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciep View Post
    The front lever to muscle ups were awesome!
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by scotchncoffee View Post
    I've always just called these levers (though I never paired them with muscle ups... brutal). Are there back levers?
    There sure are! Check out my back lever tutorial!

    There is also something called an "elbow lever" - which I plan to do a blog about in a couple weeks. In the meantime, here's a photo!



    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Yes sir.

    My tuck lever is decent and I can almost hold an "okay" straddle front lever. It's such a patience building skill, as most of these are. My back lever is basically non-existent. I have to spend a lot more time skinning the cat, it still feels pretty uncomfortable.
    You said it - keep practicing!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com


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    Al, as usual, you make it look easy!
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    Thanks, Mike!
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

    My blog: http://www.AlKavadlo.com


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    I think I sprained something just watching the video...I'm going to have shed a few more pounds and add some flexibility. Very impressive, Al.

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    Haha - thanks! This is definitely not an appropriate exercise for everyone.
    "In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they couldn't be more different."

    "You can have anything you want, but you can't have everything you want."

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    Back levers look hard, and therefore awesome. Next "back day" I'm gonna try the muscle-levers and start working the back. Thanks for the resources, man!

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