Elbow Lever Tutorial on Bodybuilding.com

What’s pop’n, diesel dolls & dudes?!? One of the first calisthenics skills that really got me obsessed with bodyweight training was learning the elbow lever! In yoga this move is known as Mayurasana or Peacock pose and is an awesome exercise that can challenge your hand-balancing skills! If you are interested in learning this move, then check out my latest piece for Bodybuilding.com! Click the link below!

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Feel free to tag me in your pics on your social media if you nail this move! Til next time, peace, ❤ & ninja kicks!

4 Replies to “Elbow Lever Tutorial on Bodybuilding.com”

  1. Hi Grace!

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I was speaking with my good friend (Gemma) about levers and this got a mention (along with your awesome self!)

    We did have some questions regarding best hand positions and breathing. Can you give us any advice or direction on either from your experiences?

    Cheers again and keep up the great work!


    1. Hey there Waero, thanks so much for reading my article! I’m so happy you enjoyed the content and are sharing it with your friends! So as far as the hand positioning in the elbow lever, if you are doing the two arm lever, you should turn your hands backwards so your fingers are facing you.
      However, having your elbows in your “guts” can make it difficult to breathe, but practicing diaphragmatic belly breathing beforehand can definitely help you improve your breathing pattern. The more you practice, the stronger your abs will get from you leaning your bodyweight onto your elbows and breathing while you hold the pose.
      There is a great yoga pose that can help you with the mobility needed for bringing your arms in towards your midline for the lever called “Eagle Pose.”

      Hope this helps! Great questions!

    1. Hey there! Thanks so much for reading my article on the elbow lever! I’m not exactly sure which post you are referring to that I made a few days in the past? Could you be more specific?


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