TRX High Torso Rotation

Man performing the TRX torso rotation

The TRX high torso rotation is an alternative exercise to the torso that primarily targets the abs and to a lesser degree also targets the lats and obliques. High torso rotation will give you an attractive body that will look great in t-shirts for summer.

Primary muscles worked

  • Abs

Secondary muscles worked

  • Obliques
  • Shoulders
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Step 1: Anchor the TRX effectively, adjust the straps to mid-length and place the handles in single handle mode.

Step 2: Then step forward until your body is at a 45-degree angle, forward leg without bending your knee.

Step 3: Pull your shoulders down and back and reach forward with your arms making a triangle.

Step 4: Allow your body to rotate down towards the ground while stabilising with your core.

Step 5: Once you have reached the limit of the torso rotation without moving your feet, slowly pull your arms back down bringing you back to the starting position.

Step 6: Repeat.


How to progress the exercise

Progressing this exercise from holding onto both TRX handles to holding only one of the handles, creates more challenge to this movement. If you start withholding the handle that is opposite to the squatting leg, you may feel more stable than if you held onto the handle on the same side as your squatting leg. Incorporate a BOSU or balance disc under your foot for more difficulty

Additional Information

Tip: Care must be taken in order to avoid compensating in this exercise. If your hips, knees, and ankles are not aligned in a straight line throughout the movement, too much force can be placed on the hips or knees, resulting in joint problems. So, Quality over quantity is important here.

Man performing the TRX torso rotation



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