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Form Friday: TRX One-leg Suspended Push-up
Happy Form Friday, Everyone! Today I will be reviewing the TRX 1-leg Suspended Push-ups! This exercise can be challenging, so let's get you set-up properly! I will also be showing a couple modifications for this exercise.
GETTING INTO POSITION
I will only be demonstrating the exercise on one side. Make sure that you perform this exercise on both sides.
- Place the toes of only one foot into one TRX hoop. TIP: Flex your foot towards your body. This will give you more control over your leg and keep your body in a straight line. DO NOT let your foot and leg go limp. This may cause your back to arc and make it hard to protect your lower back.
- Next, double check that the TRX strap 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 strap 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.
- Do your best to keep your legs together, and body straight, inhale and lower your upper body to the floor. TIP: Bend at your elbows.
- Exhale and extend back up to the starting position. TIP: Push the floor away from you.
- Repeat as necessary.
- If this exercise is currently too difficult to execute with proper form, first, try performing this exercise with the toes down of your non-working leg.
- If that is still too difficult, try performing this exercise with the knee down of your non-working leg.
- Lastly, if you are still unable to complete quality repetitions, simply remove your foot from the TRX hoop and perform your push-ups with your feet on the floor; with or without the use of your knees.
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