In calisthenics exercises, the front lever is one of the most if not the most difficult move. It is performed either from static holds or from hanging position reps. This workout involves pulling your whole body up until it's parallel to the floor, almost like you're laying down in the air. A static front lever hold in my opinion ranks amongst the most difficult feats, up there with the human flag and full planche.
There are a few opinions about what muscles are most activated in this exercise. You definitely require a strong core and strong back, but the muscle you use most to perform this move from a dead hang are your lats. In my personal experience when doing this move, you trigger the teres minor/major. Think of it as a lock joint that holds the rotor. If you've ever rock climbed in your life, just know that after a long climb, your body naturally figures out how to control that muscle. Just a thought! This man not only held this front lever long, but he did a ton of reps just so I could get a proper shot. 👍
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