Australian Pull Ups TRX

Dani de la Cruz

Dani de la Cruz

Co-Founder & Trainer

Australian Pull-Ups with TRX are a challenging exercise that targets your upper body muscles, particularly the back, shoulders, and arms. This exercise is performed using a TRX suspension trainer, which allows for adjustable difficulty levels and provides a unique way to engage your muscles. Here's a description of how to perform Australian Pull-Ups with TRX:

  1. Equipment needed: You'll need a TRX suspension trainer that is properly anchored overhead.

  1. Adjust the TRX: Set the TRX straps to a height that allows you to comfortably hang from them with your arms extended and your body at an angle. The lower the straps, the more challenging the exercise will be.

  2. Starting position: Stand facing the TRX and grab the handles with an overhand grip. Walk your feet forward and lean back, so your body is at an angle, and your arms are fully extended. Ensure that your body forms a straight line from head to heels.

  3. Engage your core: Activate your core muscles by drawing your belly button in towards your spine. This will help stabilize your body throughout the exercise.

  4. Pull your body up: Initiate the movement by bending your elbows and pulling your chest towards the handles. Focus on engaging your back muscles as you pull your body up towards the handles.

  5. Squeeze your shoulder blades: As you pull your body up, focus on squeezing your shoulder blades together. This will activate your back muscles and help you maintain proper form.

  6. Lower your body: Once your chest reaches the handles, slowly lower your body back to the starting position by straightening your arms. Maintain control and tension in your muscles throughout the descent.

  7. Repeat: Perform the exercise for the desired number of repetitions, aiming for 8 to 12 reps in a set. Take a short rest between sets if needed.

Important tips and considerations:

  • Maintain proper form throughout the exercise, keeping your body straight and avoiding excessive swinging or twisting.

  • Control the movement and avoid using momentum to perform the exercise. Focus on using your back muscles to pull your body up.

  • Adjust the TRX straps to increase or decrease the difficulty level based on your strength and fitness level.

  • Engage your core muscles throughout the exercise to stabilize your body and maintain proper alignment.

  • If you're new to TRX exercises, start with a higher anchor point to reduce the intensity until you're comfortable with the movement.

  • As with any exercise, listen to your body and work within your capabilities. If you experience any pain or discomfort, stop the exercise and consult a fitness professional for guidance.

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