The Home Exercise of the Week series is back and new videos are coming! I found a few in my archive that I haven’t posted before so they will be up before the new ones and this week I have a challenging full body exercise to show you called the TRX Single Leg Burpee.
The TRX Single Leg Burpee will target a number of muscle groups including chest, shoulders, triceps, core, and the muscles of the legs. You can make this extra challenging by adding a pushup like I did on the third rep in the video.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the TRX Single Leg Burpee.
start in the pushup position with one foot in the handle of the TRX. The other foot remains elevated in the air
while keeping your abs tight, swing your free foot forward until it is on the ground underneath you
stand up from this position and jump as high as you can
after landing from the jump, put your hands back down on the ground in line with your chest and extend the free leg back until you are in the starting position
from here you can add a pushup to make it extra challenging and really work the chest, shoulders, and triceps. Make sure to keep your abs tight to keep your spine in a neutral position
perform your desired reps for that leg and then switch legs in the handle and repeat the same number of reps for that side
So there you have the TRX Single Leg Burpee. This is a very challenging but effective full body exercise. It will take some practice but once you get it down it is a great exercise to add to your full body routine to work multiple muscles and burn more calories!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday and now that 2019 is in full swing, I have a new Home Exercise of the Week for you to try.
I’m sure a lot of you have health and fitness new year’s resolutions so to help you out with that here’s a full body move called the TRX Squat and Y Fly.
The TRX Squat and Y Fly is going to work your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, shoulders, and upper back. The TRX is ideal for this exercise but if you don’t have one you could also use a band attached to a door.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the TRX Squat and Y Fly.
grab the handles of the TRX and raise your arms up in to a Y shape keeping your arms fully extended
now step back until there is no slack on the TRX
keep your arms straight and lower them down in front until your hands are at shoulder height while at the same time leaning back and letting the TRX support your body weight (this will be your starting point)
keeping your arms extended, lower your body in to a squat while keeping your body weight on your heels
push up through your heels and as you come up out of the squat, raise your arms above your head in to the Y position pulling your body upright and squeezing your shoulders and upper back muscles
lower your arms back down to shoulder height while leaning back and repeat the movement for your desired amount of reps or time
So there you have the TRX Squat and Y Fly. This is a fairly simple but very effective full body exercise. Add this in to your full body routine to work multiple muscles and burn more calories.
Let me know how you do with this one or if you have any questions in the comments below.
Hey there, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week. I have a great TRX exercise for you that’s going to really target your tricep muscles. It’s called the TRX Tricep Extension. I should warn you though that your triceps could be quite sore the next day and you may have trouble washing your hair!
If you don’t have a TRX Suspension Trainer (I highly recommend getting one) you can also do this exercise on a table at home. For a demo of that, check out this video: How To: Triceps Extensions Using a Table
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the TRX Tricep Extension.
attach your TRX to a door at home, a tree outside, or a soccer net at a park like you see in the video
depending on your fitness level, bring your feet close to the anchor point to make this exercise more challenging or keep your feet further away from the anchor point to make it easier
keep your hands and elbows close together and raise your arms up until your upper arms are parallel or slightly above parallel to the ground
shift your body weight through your arms and in to the handles of the straps so that there is constant tension throughout the exercise
bend at the elbows and let your body fall forward in a controlled manner until your hands are back and above your head
keeping your elbows close together, push out through the palms of your hands and raise your body back up until your arms are fully extended
squeeze the tricep muscles when your arms are fully extended and then repeat the movement for your desired amount of reps or time
maintain tight flexed abs throughout the exercise
So there you have the TRX Tricep Extension! You may have trouble washing your hair after but it will be worth it.
Let me know how you do with this one in the comments below or if you have any questions.
Hey there, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week. This time I have a great TRX exercise for you to try called the TRX Power Pull.
The TRX Power Pull is a unilateral back exercise that targets your upper back muscles including the rear deltoids and trapezius. You will also be working your biceps and obliques.
Let’s take a look at the key performance points of the TRX Power Pull.
grab one handle of the TRX with your right hand
keep your toes pointed forward towards the anchor point of the TRX and lean back until your right arm is fully extended
keep you right arm raised to shoulder height
from this extended arm position rotate your body to the left and reach behind you with your left arm
now rotate back to center while pulling your body up with your right arm
keep your right elbow high and in line with your upper back while reaching and tapping the TRX strap with your left arm
squeeze the muscles of the back at the top of this movement and then extend back out
complete your desired amount of reps or time and then repeat the movement for the other side to finish your set
So there you have the TRX Power Pull. It can be tricky to get the hand of this movement but once you do it’s fun and very effective.
Let me know how you do with this one in the comment section below and if you don’t have a TRX then I highly recommend getting one. They can be used anywhere and there are tons of exercises you can do with it.
Hey there, it’s time for a new Home Exercise of the Week! This week I have a TRX suspension trainer exercise for you to try called the TRX Mountain Climber.
The TRX Mountain Climber is a great ab exercise that primarily works your abdominals and to a lesser degree, your hip flexors and quadriceps. You will also be working your shoulders and triceps as they help to stabilize and hold you up throughout the movement. If you do this exercise at a quick pace you will get a cardio workout as well.
If you don’t have a suspension trainer then I highly recommend getting one. They are very handy to have as you can use it anywhere. You can hook it on to a door in your home or attach it to a tree in a park. As you can see in the video, I attached mine to a soccer net. You can still do mountain climbers effectively though if you don’t have a suspension trainer. The TRX just makes it a bit more fun and challenging!
Here are the key performance points for the TRX Mountain Climber.
hang the TRX straps so they are about 6 inches off the floor
place your feet in the stirrups so the tops of your feet are facing the floor
place your hands on the floor in line with your chest and take your knees off the floor so that you are now in a full suspended plank position and in a straight line
engage your abs, keep your body straight, and don’t let your hips sag down
drive your right knee forward towards your chest while squeezing your abs
as you bring your right knee back out, drive your left knee forward towards your chest
alternate back and forth for the desired amount of reps or time
So there you have the TRX Mountain Climber. You might think I’m strange for saying this but this is one of my favourite TRX exercises and I find it a lot of fun even though it’s kicking my butt!
Give this ab exercise a shot and let me know how you do in the comments below or if you find this as fun as I do! 😉