Exercise of the Month

TRX Chest Press
 

Modifying your chest exercise builds strength and energizes muscle groups for better flexibility. Try the TRX Chest Press at the Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center to meet your fitness goals.

Beginner Exercise

  1. Attach the TRX Suspension Trainer so the handles hang at waist level.
  2. Hold onto both handles and walk your feet backward one large step.
  3. Begin movement by bending your elbows so your chest falls forward to the ground. Make sure your hands are even and shoulder-width apart.
  4. Continue forward until your chest reaches the handles and your elbows form a 90-degree angle.
  5. Push yourself back up until your arms are straight but not locked or hyperextended.
  6. Perform 10 push-ups.

Advanced Exercise

  1. Attach the TRX Suspension Trainer so the handles hang at waist level.
  2. Hold onto both handles and walk your feet backward two large steps.
  3. Balance on your left foot, lifting your right foot a few inches off the ground. This will allow your left leg to stabilize and work on balance maintenance.
  4. Begin movement by bending your elbows so your chest falls forward to the ground. Make sure your hands are even and shoulder-width apart.
  5. Continue forward until your chest reaches the handles and your elbows form a 90-degree angle.
  6. Push yourself back up until your arms are straight but not locked or hyperextended.
  7. Perform eight push-ups, change legs and repeat exercise for another eight repetitions.

Please remember that safety should be your first priority when working out. If you are a beginner, please ask one of our Fitness Specialists to help ensure proper form.

For other TRX tips, schedule a session with one of our Personal Trainers by contacting Kristina Wrezel at (847) 535-7038 or kwrezel@nm.org.

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