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.