Using the suspension training system – like the TRX or Jungle Gym – to increase the difficulty of bodyweight based exercises is one of my favorite ways to challenge riders who have built a good degree of strength and control in the basics. For example, doing a push up with a TRX completely changes the core and overall stabilization demands of the exercise and presents someone who has mastered the basic push up a completely new challenge.

However, I see most people make one critical mistake when doing the TRX push up (this also applies to TRX fallouts as demonstrated in the video) – they don’t think about their feet and end up with a very weak and wobbly base.

I’ve seen this tip add as many as 5 extra push ups to someone’s personal best

In this video I show you how to instantly improve your strength in the TRX push ups – I’ve seen this tip add as many as 5 extra push ups to someone’s personal best – by improving your base of support, namely how stable your feet and ankles are.

[bjyt url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSU1GrsN5tU&feature=BFa&list=UUHW7b6x11U2eA0KZMn_snGw” width=”600″ height=”335″] -James Wilson-

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