Originally Posted by Troy Kerr
1)If the front lever is weaker than the back-lever, would it be acceptable to just train it as the first pulling movement?
this actually sparks a question i've had for a while. the front lever is a ton harder than the back lever, and the victorian is a ton harder than a maltese. why is this? at first thought, it would seem the opposite since you can use your lats on the extensions. i always think of the lats as these massive slabs of muscle. yet these motions are incredibly harder. is the lat not able to engage as well as the anterior muscles when in a horizontal position?
i've been working crosses for not that long, and a part of me thinks that my crosses may surpass my front levers at the rate i'm going.