|Mountaineer John Gill Practicing a front lever.|
Now why did I choose to master this move? Well simply put it is because of it's degree of difficulty. It's just a high bar I set for myself for the challenge. I've talked to a lot of folks who can perform this move, and all advised the same. It's all in the core and lower back. Sure your shoulders and lats play a big role as well. But in talking to all these folks I've also received pointers on exercises I can do to build my way up to this difficult move. All seemed like great suggestions, and much to my surprise all where featured in the video I mentioned earlier. Also, if you see the suggested exercises in this video, each one can be a move of the week in and of itself depending on your fitness level.
Before I leave you with the video for reference I'd like to say three very important things:
- This is not a move for beginners, please don't try this unless you are ready for it. Also try to have partner for help.
- Note the moves are sort of mentioned and shown in this video, there is no real prescription, but a suggestion to how one can incorporate them.
- Don't be surprised if it takes some time to get this down, unless you're already in great shape, this move WILL not come easy.
That's it, that's the move of the week. See the Video (Courtesy of Strength Camp) Below.