Let’s Front Lever – The Mega Meta Review

Overview

  • 13 Front Lever Tutorials Condensed + 1 Book
  • Approximately 3900 words
  • Progressions, Coaching Cues, Preparation Work and Advanced Positions

Cause I’m all about that front lever? Yea, that song is terrible but hopefully this blog post won’t be, for a better version check out all about those gains. The front lever is one of the more impressive feats of bodyweight strength. The level of control and overall musculature you need to get into the position and hold it are through the roof. I’ve gone through
a number of different sources to look at the best way of obtaining this move and ascertain where they share similarities and where they differ. My two “canonical” sources are the articles by Coach Sommer and Ryan Hurst. This post is an aggregation of tutorials, I will do my best to cite sources for all of the recommendations within. What you should take away from this post is a meta review of the most prominent Front Lever articles on the net.

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Let’s Planche – The Mega Meta review

Overview

  • Meta review of a number of Planche tutorials and articles
  • 30 different sources in total for a variety of the movements
  • Approximate word count is 6200 words
  • Covers prep work, progression schemes, coaching cues, some common trouble
    shooting and advanced movements.

You see a move, it looks incredible, a guy or girl is balancing themselves on their hands with their body parallel to the ground in a straight line. You say holy fuck, I want to do that. You have no idea how to go about it but you’re pretty sure it goes something like this:

  1. Place hands on floor
  2. ?????
  3. Planche

Simple right? I mean, if you can’t get it with that level of instruction it obviously isn’t for you. In this article I want to go through the ????? part of that strategy. There are a huge number of how to instructions out there along with all kinds of videos, motivational instagram posts and other similar photos.

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