Trx reverse curls can be used in an arm workout that only uses the trx system. You can get a killer bicep and tricep workout with the trx.
Reverse curls with the trx are very similar to trx bicep curls. The only difference is your hand and forearm position.
In regular bicep curls, your palms are facing up (supinated), and in reverse curls your palms are facing down (pronated).
When your palms are pronated, the biceps doesn't work as well, so emphasis is shifted to the brachialis (a large muscle underneath the biceps) and the forearm extensors (the muscles on the back of the forearm.
In the reverse curl you won't be as strong as you are during regular curls, but the reverse curl can really strengthen your wrists and grip strength, while also working your arms.
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Starting Position: Begin by grasping the trx handles with your palms faced down. Slowly walk yourself away from the trx so that there is no slack in the straps. Lean your body backwards and keep your arms straight in front of you.
Form: Exhale and bend your elbows so that the back of your hands move towards your face. Hold for a brief second and then slowly return to the starting position.
Personal Trainer Tips: Wrist position is important during this exercise. Make sure that you keep your wrists as close to neutral as possible. Don't over extend your wrists when you're pulling back.
If you have weak forearms or spend a lot of time on a computer, it's a good idea to perform wrists stretches after this exercise.
You can use the trx to work your biceps, forearms, and the rest of your upper body muscles, and since it's portable and light weight, you can use it at home or take it with you for an outdoor workout.
If your gym has the trx, ask a personal trainer to help you get it set up. Or get your own so you can get great upper body workouts on your own at home or outdoors.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT
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