Exercise Description

Front lever

What is the front lever?

The Front lever is a static element that we perform in suspension hanging from a bar, rings or other element, keeping the body parallel to the ground with a horizontal alignment from the ankles, passing through knees, hips and shoulders.

In this element we will keep the arms fully extended, with a slight flexion of the shoulder and anteversion of the hip, the legs together and a total extension of the knees and ankles.

Front lever

Muscles Involved in Front Lever

The main muscles involved on the Front Lever are:

- Back Muscles: serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and quadratus lumborum, rhomboid, teres minor.

- Shoulder & Chest Muscles: posterior deltoid, pectoralis major and pectoralis minor.

- Arm Muscles: 3 heads of triceps, wrist and finger flexors, pronator teres, pronator quadratus.

- Core Muscles: transversus abdominis, rectus abdominis and obliquus externus.

- Leg Muscles: quadricep muscles, inner thigh, hamstrings, glutes, calves and foot muscles. 

- Other: Neck Muscles.

 

You can read more information about the Front Lever Biomechanics Here.