On the exercise end, if anyone wants to try an exercise that will scorch your abs, try the VASTLY underappreciated hanging leg raise. Don't bend your elbows. Don't lean back. Keep your torso vertical and body quiet overall. Lift your knees as high as you can. Then progress to lifting knees and 'scooping' abs. Then progress to lifting feet higher and higher until your feet are touching the bar.
If you're doing this correctly you probably want need to do pullups. This would be your pulling exercise. And when you're able to easily raise your feet to the bar, time to experiment with the front lever.