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Thread: Front Levers

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    Front Levers

    In your opinion, are these a worthwhile isolation exercise to do on lat day?
    They say that when your ships comes in
    The first man takes the sails
    Second takes the afterdeck
    The third: the planks and rails.

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    Isolation? Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    That is all.

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    I've never heard the term front levers, I'm assuming you mean the movement that I call frontal raises, where your arm is straight and you lift a db from your waistline to eye level in front of your body.

    I'm with Nash, if you're concerned about isolating your lats, you should probably reevaluate your routine.

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    No, I know exactly what he means. My response was to indicate that front levers are a SICK test of full body strength, hardly isolation at all. They are about as far away from "isolation" as one can imagine.

    This guy is a professional climber, crazy strong, and he's not even doing a full front lever here:

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    If I were to start from scratch as a young 13 year old again, I would do every press, squat, and perhaps deadlifts, for my entire career with chains. -- Dan John

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    dangg that's crazy... kinda like those gymnastic guys..

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