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Form Friday: TRX Reverse Fly
Happy Form Friday on this first Friday of December! Today, I breakdown TRX Reverse Flyes! This is an awesome exercise that works your rear Deltoids. This exercise is on PFT's Friday workout for this month.
Let's get you set-up!
GETTING INTO POSITION
- Grab the TRX handles & face the straps. DO NOT have the straps behind you.
- Extend your arms out, step forward and lean back with feet shoulder-width apart. TIP 1: Your entire body creates a straight line from head to toes. TIP 2: In order to maintain optimal form, this exercise will require you to be a little more upright. Set your angle similar to what you would do for TRX Biceps Curls.
- Form from Head to Toes: Head neutral (looking up at the crossbar), chest up, palms facing each other with a slight bend in your elbows, abs and glutes flexed, feet shoulder-width apart with heels down and toes up.
- Start with your arms extended out in front of you (palms facing each other). TIP: Maintain a slight bend in your elbows throughout this exercise.
- Initiate with an exhale to better engage your core muscles.
- Lead with your elbows & open your arms out wide. DO NOT think of the movement of your hands, but maintain focus on your elbows. Very important.
- Make sure to pinch your shoulder blades together.
- Inhale and lower your body back down by returning your hands back to center.
TIP: A great tip to think about throughout this exercise, is make the positioning, and motion of your arms, like you're opening up to give someone a "big bear hug", or you're hugging a tree. Then, close your arms to facilitate that hug. 😊
To modify, simply focus on adjusting the angle of your body. The lower and more horizontal you are, the harder it will be. In contrast, the higher and more upright you are, the easier it will be. DO NOT choose an angle that forces you to arch your back.
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