TRX Pushups (bad) VS Rings Pushups (good)

Over a decade ago I became TRX certified, and I remember being taught the TRX push-up as part of the exercise repertoire, at the time the exercise felt awkward but I could not logically explain why.

As I became more educated in biomechanics, I realized the problem, the anatomical function of pectoral muscle is to adduct the humerus towards midline, the TRX push-up, because of the TRX design with the straps diverging from each other from a single anchor point, it requires that you abduct to stabilize, and the muscular stress is on the anterior deltoid and triceps, not the pecs.

It is not a proper push-up, it is a weird motion because you would never ordinarily press this way, the reciprocal inhibition requires the pecs to deactivate during the movement, not to contract.

If you are going to do a suspended push-up, use rings, ring push-ups are fantastic, they build strength, they build muscle, and and you can progress them over time.

Related Articles
Weighted Hindu Squats

My training is heavily influenced by historic combat sports athletes, notably Pehlwani and Sumo wrestlers.

Read More


Phd in Broscience

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

Personal Favorites
This is the heading

The Single Source Of Truth In Broscience


Copyright 2022 All Rights Reserved.