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Tips to Build Abs and Climb Stronger

The front lever can improve your climbing. Here are strong climbers to explain it

The front lever isn’t easy, but working toward perfecting it can make you stronger and build muscle. Pro climber Alex Megos gives some great tips on how to improve your front lever as we head into 2023. “A lot of people requested a front lever tutorial,” said Megos. “So here it is.”

Your entire torso functions collectively during a front lever. You build strength in the back muscles, such as the lats, rhomboids, and spinal erectors. And this is one of the best ways to train your abs.

In our how-to on front levers, we note, “Learning how to front lever is easy. It takes time and repetition, but if the goal is only to lever, a person can attain this through mere consistency. We will discuss two repeatable and popular exercises.” Read Learning How to Front Lever for Climbing here.

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