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Front Lever

The front lever is a skill which looks easily attainable, but some may find themselves struggling with the just the basic progressive exercises. After the back lever, the front lever is a skill that one should strive to attain in order to strengthen up the midsection and upper body. You can perform it on the […]

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Back Lever

In the ranking of strength skills on rings, on a scale from A to E, the back lever sits at the A level. This means it is one of the easiest strength skills to perform. That being said, it should also be one of the first skills you master. Especially if you are working towards […]

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One Arm Elbow Lever

The one arm elbow lever (OAEL) is self-describing – it’s an elbow lever on only one arm. It takes as much balance as strength and while not the easiest skill, it is not as daunting as it may seem. Before you start… Now of course the first step to this skill is to learn the […]

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Elbow Lever

The elbow lever is a position where the body is held up horizontal to the ground. But unlike the planche (where there is NO support along the length of the body), the elbow lever uses one’s elbows as a resting and balancing point for the body. This makes the skill much easier than a planche. […]

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The Flag

The flag is a skill where one holds onto a vertical object and, with arms straight, holds their body horizontal to the ground. Correctly done, it’ll look something like this: Easy to see why it’s called a flag. UPDATE: I found this old photo of a balancing duo performing the flag. This was performed at […]

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