Workout Wednesday: Upper Body TRX Moves

It’s Wednesday and it is time to work those arms! Today we are doing five moves for our upper body. TRX Suspension Trainers are one of our favorite pieces of fitness equipment. Many fitness centers have them set up, but you can also mount them over a door in your home. Instead of lifting weights, you are able to use your own body weight as the resistance.

Perform each of the following exercises for sets of 12-15 reps. You can increase the difficulty of each exercise by positioning your feet closer to the anchor point, or decrease the difficulty by stepping away.

Rows
Keep your body in a straight line, core tight. Begin with arms extended, palms facing each other, and tension on the shoulder blades. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your body up so that your chest meets your hands.

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Rear Deltoid Rows
Keep your body in a straight line, core tight. Begin with arms extended, palms facingΒ down, and tension on the shoulder blades. Keep your elbows up and out as you squeeze your shoulder blades together and pull your body up.

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Chest Press
Start with your body in the position below, core tight and chest lowered to the hands. Press your body weight up, stabilizing your shoulders and keeping your body in a straight line (like a push-up).

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Bicep Curls
Keep your body in a straight line with the core tight. Arms start extended with the palms facing upward. Point your elbows towards the wall, pulling your body weight up, and bending at the elbows. Be sure to keep your arms up.

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Triceps Extensions
Start with your body straight, elbows up and pointed towards the wall with your palms facing out. Press your body up, extending your arms- be sure to keep those arms up.

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What are your favorite TRX moves?! Share them with us!

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