TRX Tricep Extension

The TRX Tricep Extension is similar to the Skull Crusher the only difference is that your body is the weight rather than a barbell. This is one of the best tricep exercises you can do on the TRX as it can be used to work all three heads of the Tricep by changing the position of your elbows.

Primary muscles worked

  • Triceps

Secondary muscles worked

  • Biceps
  • Forearms
  • Shoulders
  • Calves
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Steps

Step 1: Anchor the TRX effectively and adjust the straps to a height just below your chest.

Step 2: Grab the handles with your palms facing downwards.

Step 3: Keep your body in a straight line and lean forward so that your body makes about a 50 degree angle with the floor.

Step 4: Ensure your hands are directly over your shoulders and your core engaged.

Step 5: Now extend your arms out and upwards until your arms are straight.

Step 6: Bend your elbows and lower your self back to the starting position

Step 7: Repeat

How to Progress the Exercise

The closer your feet are to the anchor point the more work your Triceps will need to do to straighten out.

Additional Information

Common mistakes: Letting the elbows flare out, make sure your elbows are in line with your temples. Keep on your toes and your elbows high.

Man performing a TRX Triceps Extension

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