What Does It REALLY Take to Achieve the Front Lever?
Want abs for your summer six pack? Front Lever training has you covered. Want upper body gains for movements like pull-ups and rope climbs? Front Lever training has you covered. Work on your Front Lever progressions, and you will be well on your way with massive and versatile strength carryover and sculpted abs as a plus!
When someone effortlessly performs a rock solid Front Lever, it’s immediately impressive. People of all fitness backgrounds can instantly recognize and appreciate the insane strength involved! To do this striking bodyweight exercise, you will need to contract the muscles from your hands in your grip, through your lats and core, down your back, all the way to your legs and feet, while you lift and hold your body horizontally in a stationary position. This is easily one of the most effective full body exercises in existence, and consistent practice will undoubtedly define that midline and bring out those abs. Of course like most other movements you will need to cover some strength prerequisites to get there.
The fitness world has adopted the front lever from gymnastics. It has long served as a basic fundamental position that is required before moving onto more challenging movements. Even though it is considered elementary in the gymnastics world, holding your body suspended horizontally with completely straight arms is no easy task. For the vast majority of mortals, it will take years of proper effort to unlock the ability. So how we do start the step by step journey to get there?
The Front Lever path begins with first mastering hollow body progressions. You simply cannot escape the fundamental need for core strength in bodyweight training. As in most sports and fitness pursuits, the basics reign supreme. The Front Lever is no different, and your basic hollow body positions are the best ways to train up your midsection for future Front Lever work with the pleasant side effect of an Adonis-like six pack.
STATIC AND DYNAMIC
As your muscle strength and mental fortitude progress, the time will come to move onto the bar for your Front Lever training. To get into the Front Lever position, you will have to move your body into and out of position under control. You’ll need to incorporate stationary and dynamic movements and progressions. Incorporating dynamic movements into your straight-arm work will benefit you by making you more explosive, and giving you stronger and more injury resistant elbows with real strength gains.
Front Levers are much-desired and only rarely achieved. If this movement is one of your top bodyweight training goals, we recommend you train consistently and with purpose. Our Foundations Online Courses will meet you wherever you are and see you all the way through to Front Levers and beyond!