Originally Posted by Grissim Connery
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.
My guess is that for the victorian, your rear delts are going to be the weak link, since those have to be held at a kind of mid extension for the entirety of a victorian.