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Form Friday: TRX Atomic Push-Ups

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Happy Form Friday, Everyone! Today I will be reviewing the TRX Atomic Push-ups! This is a combination of two exercises: TRX Push-ups and TRX Double Tucks. This exercise can be challenging, so let's get you set-up properly!

GETTING INTO POSITION

  • Place the toes of both feet into both TRX hoops. TIP: Flex your feet towards your body. This will give you more control over your legs and keep your body in a straight line. DO NOT let your feet and legs go limp. This may cause your back to arc and make it hard to protect your lower back.
  • Next, double check that the TRX straps are hanging vertical. TIP: Adjust your positioning on the floor to correct this. DO NOT let your body's positioning on the ground, push the straps back toward the wall or out toward you.
  • Now that your lower body is in place, let's focus on your arms. Keep them vertical throughout this exercise. TIP 1: Shoulders over wrists. DO NOT let your shoulders travel behind or in front of your wrists. This may cause injury. TIP 2: If you have painful or injured wrists, simply turn your hands so your finger point out to either sides. This will help.
  • Flex your abs and squeeze your glutes to protect your lower back.
  • Keep your head neutral and inline with your spine. DO NOT let your head sink down.

THE MOVEMENT

  • Keeping your legs together, and body straight, inhale and lower your upper body to the floor. TIP: Bend at your elbows.
  • Exhale and fully extend back up to the starting position. TIP: Push the floor away from you.
  • Exhale again as you bring both knees up the center of your body to your chest. TIP: Your glutes should pike up.
  • Inhale as you extend your legs back out to the starting position.
  • Repeat as necessary.

MODIFICATIONS

  • If this exercise is currently too difficult to execute with proper form, try performing the push-ups from your knees.
  • If that is still too difficult, remove your feet from the TRX hoops and preform the push-ups on the floor (with or without the assistance of you knees).

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