How to do a TRX Chest Press

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About TRX Chest Press

Sets Logged
134,404
Popularity Rank
624th
Difficulty
Beginner
Chest Strength
59 mSCORE 62nd
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

TRX Chest Press is a compound, bodyweight exercise that primarily targets the chest, shoulders, and triceps. The use of TRX straps adds more instability, and less restricted range of motion compared to other variations of the movement. Because the resistance can be adjusted by changing the angle of your body, this is a great exercise for burning out since you can easily adjust the resistance in the middle of your set.

  1. Grab ahold the TRX handles at waist level facing away from the anchor point and making sure there is no slack in the straps.
  2. Brace your core to avoid any arching in your lower back and keep a straight alignment from your heels to your shoulders.
  3. Lean forward so that your heels come off the ground placing your body in a horizontal position allowing your arms to be outstretched in front of your shoulders.
  4. Keep the handles just below your shoulders as you flex you descend your chest between your arms keeping your elbows at a 45 degree angle from your torso.
  5. Once the handles reach the outsides of your chest, forcefully exhale through parse lips to return to the starting position.

Common Mistakes

  • Adjusting Difficult with TRX

    Copying someone else’s form is usually a great way to learn an exercise. With TRX straps, it can be a bit more tricky. Adjusting where you stand in relation to the anchor point will add more or less resistance to the exercise. Make sure you’re positioning yourself in a way that gives you the proper resistance for your current capabilities.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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    3
    sets
    7
    reps
    1 Set Max
    8
    reps
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    4
    sets
    7
    reps
    9
    reps
  • advanced
    4
    sets
    8
    reps
    10
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