💪 Mastering the TRX Row 💪

Sep 19, 2023

👋 Today, I want to break down the TRX Row, one of my all-time favorite upper body exercises. It’s an incredible way to sculpt your back, shoulders, and arms, but only when executed with proper form. Let’s dive into the correct technique for maximum results and injury prevention.


1️⃣ Equipment Setup
First things first, ensure that your TRX straps are securely anchored overhead. The handles should hang approximately at chest height. Double-check that they’re evenly adjusted to prevent any imbalances.
2️⃣ Body Positioning
Stand facing the anchor point with your feet shoulder-width apart. Lean back slightly, keeping your body in a straight line from head to heels. Engage your core muscles to maintain stability throughout the exercise.
3️⃣ Grip
Grab the handles with your palms facing each other (neutral grip) at chest level. Your elbows should be bent at a 90-degree angle, and your shoulders relaxed.

Performing the movement:

4️⃣ Initiate the Movement
Begin by retracting your shoulder blades. Imagine squeezing a pencil between them. This action should engage your upper back muscles.
5️⃣ Pull Your Body Up
Maintain that engaged shoulder position as you pull your chest towards the handles. Keep your body in a straight line, avoiding any sagging or piking of the hips.
6️⃣ Squeeze and Hold
At the top of the movement, your chest should be just below the handles. Hold this position for a brief pause, focusing on contracting your back muscles.
7️⃣ Lower with Control
Slowly lower your body back to the starting position, maintaining that engaged shoulder and core position. This eccentric phase is just as important as the pull-up.
8️⃣ Repeat
Aim for 10-12 reps in each set. Focus on quality over quantity. If your form starts to break down, it’s time to rest.
Pro Tips:
👉 Breathe! Exhale as you pull yourself up and inhale as you lower down.
👉 Keep your neck in a neutral position, avoiding excessive strain.
👉 Don’t rush; control is key.
👉 Gradually increase the difficulty by adjusting the angle or increasing resistance.
By nailing the TRX Row with proper form, you’ll build a strong, sculpted upper body while minimizing the risk of injury. Remember, consistency is the key to seeing results. Consult a fitness professional if you’re unsure about your form or technique.
Happy rowing, everyone! 💥💪