TRX® Training: Chest Press [VIDEO]

Do push-ups scare you?  Here’s an alternative exercise that targets the same muscle groups as a push-up.  The TRX chest press will strengthen your core, chest, back, arms and shoulders.  Take a look at the video above to see what I’m talking about.

Exercise Setup

Strap position: L (long)

Body Position: In a standing position, face away from the anchor point and position your body into a plank, arms extended.  Keep your shoulders down and back and lower your body by bending your elbows until your chest is lined up roughly with your hands.  Exhale and push back up to return to start, repeating for more reps or time.

Tips on form:  Make sure to engage your core before you start and maintain the plank position throughout the entire movement.  Do not allow the hips to fall forward during movement or allow your shoulders to shrug up to your ears.

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Katie Morgis, program director for The Clubs at Charles River Park, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Licensed TRX® Suspension Training Course (STC).

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