The Front Lever is an impressive calisthenics exercise that demands strength, and body control. In this blog article, we will present all the exercises, tips, and training plans to master the Front Lever successfully.
Surprisingly, you can start Front Lever training with just 3 pull-ups. However, it's crucial to continuously work on the fundamentals and aim for 10+ pull-ups.
The exercises can be divided into static and dynamic progressions.
Tuck Front Lever lvl 1
Tuck Front Lever lvl 2
One Leg Front Lever lvl 1
One Leg Front Lever lvl2
Half Lay Straddle Front Lever
Straddle Front Lever
Half Lay Front Lever
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Hanging Leg Raises
Tuck Front Lever Pulls lvl 1
Negative Tuck Front Lever lvl 2
Tuck Front Lever Pulls lvl 2
Negative One Leg Front Lever
One Leg Front Lever Pulls
Negative Half Lay Straddle Front Lever
Half Lay Straddle Front Lever Pulls
Negative Straddle Front Lever
Straddle Front Lever Pulls
Negative Half Lay Front Lever
Half Lay Front Lever Pulls
Negative Front Lever
Front Lever Pulls
The training plan consists of three components: Static Main Sets, Static Back Off Sets, and Dynamic Back Off Sets.
Choose a static exercise that you can hold for at least 2 seconds. Start with 2 sets. Increase the hold time by 1 second as soon as you feel comfortable, and simultaneously increase the number of sets. The goal is to reach 4 sets, with the maximum hold time in the first set being 4 seconds, tapering to 3-2 seconds in subsequent sets. Once you hit the 4-second mark, cut down to 3 sets and increase the intensity until you reach 8 seconds. Then, you are ready for the next static progression!
Choose a lighter static exercise that you can hold for at least 8 seconds. Do a total of 1-2 static back-off sets and hold the position as long as you can. Switch to the next progression once you can hold the exercise for 15-20 seconds.
Choose a dynamic Front Lever progression that you can perform for at least 4 repetitions. Do 2 sets with 4-10 repetitions. If you manage 10 repetitions, move on to the next progression!
Train at least once a week, but no more than three times. Most athletes find two training sessions per week with at least 48 hours of rest in between ideal.
I hope this plan proves to be a valuable resource on your journey to mastering the front lever. This roadmap is similar to the approach we teach in the DIE RINGE APP. It is tested and supported by extensive data; however, that doesn't mean it's perfect. We continuously work on and improve the training system and algorithm of the app. You are free to choose whether to pursue Front Lever training with the DIE RINGE App or to create a plan yourself using this article. Whichever option you choose, we hope it will help you on your journey to the Front Lever. Keep at it, practice regularly, and most importantly, enjoy the progress!