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Old 11-10-2010, 09:48 AM   #1
Troy Kerr
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Default Avoid the Lazy Chest

The last few weeks I have noticed that when executing my lever training, I was allowing my chest to "get lazy". When this "lazy chest" occurred during the back lever, it was simply a matter of not pulling my arms hard enough into my sides, this caused my back lever to look extremely sloppy when I analyzed it on video. When it occurred during my front lever training, the "lazy chest" was caused by not pressing down hard enough on the rings.
I believe this "lazy chest" occurred just from getting comfortable enough with the levers. When correcting the "lazy chest" i feel not only stronger in my levers, but the look way nicer on video. I strongly recommend that everyone try and video themselves every few weeks just to prevent little things like this happening and throwing off your form, and to ensure that one is achieving the proper depth.
I hope this helps out anyone wishing to pursue bodyweight training. As it is my primary training protocol and have never enjoyed anything more.
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