TRX Chest Press

The TRX Push Up a shoulder stability challenge to the regular pushup, plus it allows you to get a fuller range of motion, similar to a cable flye or pec deck machine, for added muscle stimulation.

Primary muscles worked

  • Chest

Secondary muscles worked

  • Shoulders
  • Abs
  • Forearms
  • Middle Back
  • Triceps
  • glutes
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Steps

Step 1: Place your feet on the floor, and your hands in the TRX straps. The closer your feet are to the anchor, the more horizontal your body will be to the floor, and the more difficult the exercise will be.

Step 2: Your hands will be maintained at chest level., with your arms extended. Keep the TRX straps above your shoulders in order to avoid chafing against you while performing this movement.

Step 3: While maintaining a strong straight-line plank position with your abs, glutes, and shoulders stabilized, proceed to lower your body towards the floor. As you are doing so, your hands are moving in an arc motion, from closer together, to just past shoulder width.

Step 4: As you continue to lower your body to the floor, you are bending your arms more, keeping your hands just outside your shoulders.

Step 5: When your arms reach a 90-degree bend, begin to push back up to the starting position., all the while maintaining a solid plank position, and pivoting on your toes.

Step 6: Repeat this movement.

 

How to progress the exercise

This is an advanced exercise. To work up to this level of difficulty, you can begin with the TRX Inverted Row

Additional Information

Avoid using momentum to perform this exercise, and avoid letting your hips sag.

Man performing the TRX chest press

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