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Michael Leach
11-15-2007, 03:39 PM
My latest progression on the back lever. I think I've got a pretty good feel for it, I just need to build up so that I can hold it longer. Looking for comments/suggestions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qFCbpVNRuw
[typical youtube video w/adverts - w/f/s]

thank you!
-Mike

Juan Cantu
11-15-2007, 06:04 PM
I know nothing about this stuff, however, I wanted to comment.

AWESOME !
It looked pretty solid, although form ? No idea ...other will chime in I am sure.

I wish I could even do that.

Steven Low
11-15-2007, 06:11 PM
Looks pretty good. Just gotta get stronger to take out that slight arch.

The hardest part about the move for most people is opening up the shoulder angle but it's definitely fine with you.

Jeremy Stecker
11-15-2007, 11:11 PM
Whoah nice. I want to do those.....

Even more impressive is the early Christmas decorations! :)

Blair Robert Lowe
11-16-2007, 01:31 AM
A lil more polish but it's 98% better than most back levers done out there by most people. My boys would get their 2 10ths if they had one this good!

Michael Leach
11-16-2007, 06:27 AM
thanks for the feeback guys! i'll work on getting rid of the arch and holding it for longer. yay! :pepper:

my front lever isn't too far off; I can slowly lower down with a straight body but cant hold it for more than a fraction of a second before lowering past horizontal.

Steven Low
11-16-2007, 06:39 AM
Slow eccentrics like that are definitely the way to go for front lever. If you really want to get it quickly then do them like 5 days a week or so.

Arden Cogar Jr.
11-16-2007, 08:47 AM
Awesome work Micheal. Inspiring.

All the best,
Arden

Matt Thomas
11-16-2007, 12:12 PM
Wow man that's awesome. I need to start practicing lever pregressions. Quick question and I'm sorry if it's of topic, but how are those rings hung? Did you just screw them into a truss?

Michael Leach
11-16-2007, 12:24 PM
Wow man that's awesome. I need to start practicing lever pregressions. Quick question and I'm sorry if it's of topic, but how are those rings hung? Did you just screw them into a truss?

here are some pictures I took a couple years ago when i first mounted them. i think the pictures are pretty self-explanatory; several 2x4 braces, lots of bolts, washers & nuts, and the rings themselves are hooked to 1/2" x 8" (or 10") long eye bolts that have a couple washers on the top and are double-nutted to keep the nuts from loosening as well as allowing the eye-bolts to turn freely.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4257.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4254.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4255.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4260.jpg
[links are w/f/s]

any other questions, let me know. :)

Jake Oleander
11-17-2007, 07:54 PM
nice, these hurt my right shoulder. i had to stop doing them. the back lever is 10x easier than the front lever, post that up when you get it. im still doing tuck front levers :(

Eddie Clark
11-21-2007, 05:41 PM
That hurt my right shoulder watching it.
Great work.

David Aguasca
11-22-2007, 11:55 AM
here are some pictures I took a couple years ago when i first mounted them. i think the pictures are pretty self-explanatory; several 2x4 braces, lots of bolts, washers & nuts, and the rings themselves are hooked to 1/2" x 8" (or 10") long eye bolts that have a couple washers on the top and are double-nutted to keep the nuts from loosening as well as allowing the eye-bolts to turn freely.

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4257.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4254.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4255.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7467/200/1600/CIMG4260.jpg
[links are w/f/s]

any other questions, let me know. :)

holy COW, that's one beefy set-up. i just screwed two eyebolts into 2x6 and then screwed those to my ceiling joists...

nice work on the back lever! whenever i get back on rings regularly i'll be working that and getting by front lever finally.