How to do a TRX Swimmer Pull

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About TRX Swimmer Pull

Sets Logged
131,715
Popularity Rank
644th
Difficulty
Beginner
Back Strength
24 mSCORE 56th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles

Instructions: How To

This exercise is an isolation, bodyweight exercise that primarily targets your back. By keeping your arms straight as you pull yourself up, you can help to isolate your back. By using TRX straps, you can feel your resistance decrease as you get closer to the top. Because the weight for this exercise is caused by you leaning backwards on the straps, you can easily adjust how much resistance you feel by moving closer or further from your anchor point, even in the middle of your set.

  1. Stand upright holding the TRX handles with extended arms slightly lateral from your hips.
 Fall backward controlling the motion with your extended arms as the TRX handles come together at shoulder height.
 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.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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

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