Levered Body-Weight Exercises

Difficulty Depends On Height

The difficulty of usual (non-levered) body-weight exercises (such as pull up) is independent of the person’s height. For example, comparing a person that weights 90kg with another that weights 60kg, the heavier person has to be 50% stronger [90/60].

But for levered body-weight exercises (such as front lever) the difficulty also depends on the person’s height. For example, comparing a person that weights 90kg and is 190cm tall with another that weights 60kg and is 160cm tall, the heavier and taller person has to be 78% stronger [(90/60)*(190/160)].

Examples

Front Lever

Back Lever

Planche

Reverse Planche

Victorian Cross

Maltese Cross

Dragon Flag

Human Flag

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Updated on 2019 Jan 30.

DISCLAIMER: This is not professional advice. The ideas and opinions presented here are my own, not necessarily those of my employer.