How to do a TRX Hip Thrust

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About TRX Hip Thrust

Sets Logged
45,204
Popularity Rank
832nd
Difficulty
Beginner
Glutes Strength
93 mSCORE 24th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

This exercise is a variation on the more common Hip Thrust. Like the Hip Thrust, this is a compound, bodyweight movement that primarily targets your glutes. By securing your feet to the TRX straps, you add some instability to the movement, which can help improve muscle activation. In addition, because your feet are elevated, you have a slightly increased range of motion.

  1. Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent and your heels resting in the TRX loops.
 Press through your heels to raise your hips off the floor until you’ve created a straight line from your knees to your shoulders.
 Return to the starting position and repeat for the allotted repetitions.

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.

  • Over Extending

    Don’t drive your hips as far as you can. This can increase your risk of injury, and doesn’t benefit the exercise itself. Drive your hips forward to a point where you feel good activation in your glutes, and hold that position.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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  • beginner
    3
    sets
    8
    reps
    1 Set Max
    9
    reps
  • intermediate
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    8
    reps
    10
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  • advanced
    4
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    9
    reps
    11
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