A Tutorial for the Clutch Lever (Video)

Al Kavadlo


New York City, New York, United States

Bodyweight Exercise

Welcome to our brand-new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo. This week, Al demonstrates a difficult gymnastic hold - the clutch lever. For those of you wondering exactly what a clutch lever is, it is a hybrid between a clutch flag and a front lever. Here's how it's done:


  1. Approach a vertical pole.
  2. Grasp it tightly with one hand.
  3. Reach the other arm behind your back.
  4. Grab the pole just outside your hip.
  5. Squeeze everything you've got.
  6. Lean back, leveraging your bodyweight off your arm.


This one is impressive. Let us know how you get on with it!


Every Sunday, we feature a new bodyweight strength training video from calisthenics expert Al Kavadlo. Al is also famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable!

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