TRX Suspended Push-Ups

Intermediate Level of Difficulty

The TRX suspended push-up is a slightly new twist on a classic exercise. The TRX adds an element of instability and increases the difficulty of the old school push-up.

MUSCLES ENGAGED


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Chest

Strengthening the chest muscles will help you push things easily and effortlessly. The muscles in your chest help stabilize your shoulder joint, which reduces your vulnerability shoulder joint injuries. Working your chest muscles also has an aesthetic factor (body contouring).

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Shoulders

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

Equipment Used


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TRX Trainer

Suspension training is a type of fitness training that uses a system of ropes and webbing called a "suspension trainer" and uses your own body weight as resistance.

Exercise Instructions


trx suspended push-ups - step 1

Step 1

Start in a push-up position with both feet strapped into the TRX.

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Step 2

Lower your body down to the floor keeping your legs together and motionless.

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Step 3

Complete the recommended number of reps or until you can no longer maintain a tight midline.