TRX Superman

The TRX Superman is an Advanced version of the Body Saw. It's a great dynamic core stabilizer. Mastery of the plank is strongly suggested before attempting this exercise.

Primary muscles worked

  • Shoulders

Secondary muscles worked

  • Core
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Steps

Step 1: Starting position for this exercise, is on your toes, in a squat position, holding onto each TRX handles. You are facing away from the TRX anchor, and the TRX straps are draped over your shoulders/ arms.

Step 2: Holding the shoulders retracted and depressed, and keeping your core engaged, begin to ‘explode’ outward at a 45-degree angle, as if you are going to jump, but without actually jumping. Essentially you are extending your arms above your head, and extending your hips and legs, so the ending position is a straight line as if you are flying (like Superman)

Step 3: Lower yourself back down to the squatting position on your toes.

Step 4: Repeat the movement several times.

 

How to progress the exercise

If you lower yourself slightly more to the floor, this exercise will become more challenging, as you will be pulling more of your actual body weight.

Additional Information

Be mindful that this exercise doesn’t require too many changes to make it more challenging as it required the use of smaller muscle groups.

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