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Old 07-07-2011, 06:46 PM   #10
Troy Kerr
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 248

In my experience with the front lever, it has always been easy to train compared to the other statics. Planche, back lever, etc are all designed to stress the tendons and connective tissue. I have injured my wrist and elbows training planche and back lever. However with the front lever I have never had an injury, and it feels a lot more like a "muscle based" static hold, as opposed to others that are based a lot on tendon and ligaments. I have used the front lever with a few of my crossfit athletes and they love training it as well. In my experience the FL has been great for my pulling strength. But don't waste your time trying to squeeze in movements that look cool, figure out what movements will give you the most bang for your buck and get good at em.
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