Trx Abdominal Exercises: Standing Plank Roll Out

Trx abdominal exercises can spice up your core workout, and many elite athletes use the Trx Suspension System to strengthen their core and get in great shape.

Most people only think you can work your abdominals and core when you're laying on the floor, but there are so many tools that you can use to work your abs in a variety of positions.

Actually, it's important that you include standing abdominal exercises in your workout from time to time. If you think about it, most sports (e.g. running and jumping) and most functional activities are done from a standing position, so training your body in standing position is a great way to improve sports performance and functional activities.

The standing plank roll out has similar qualities to the regular floor plank. In both exercises, you must engage your abs so that your lower back doesn't move and remains stable throughout the exercise.

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TRX Abdominal Exercises: Standing Plank Roll Out

Starting Position: While standing, hold on to the trx handles with your palms facing your thighs.

Form: While keeping your abs and core engaged and your arms straight, slowly extend your arms out in front of you. Move as far as you can control and then use your abs and arms to pull yourself back to the starting position.

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Personal Trainer Tips: You can change the intensity of this exercise is 2 ways. Obviously, the further you extend your arms the more challenging this exercise will be. When you are just starting, limit your range of motion so that you maintain control throughout the entire range of motion.

In addition to changing your range of motion, you can change your foot position. The further you stand away from the Trx, the more challenging this exercise will become. This has to simply do with gravity and the angle of your body.

The closer you are to parallel to the floor at the end of the range of motion, the more muscle work you'll feel.

As you make this exercise more intense, you also place more pressure on your lower back. So, make sure that you build up your range of motion and intensity over time.

You can also do this exercise from a kneeling position kneeling trx plank roll out.

The Trx is just one of many great core workout tools, and some gyms have the Trx available to their members.

Because the trx is unstable your core muscles will work a little harder during each exercise, and since many sports are done from a standing position the trx can improve functional strength and sports performance.

If you get the opportunity, try adding some trx exercises to your workout routine.

Yours in Health,
Dr. Charles PT/PT

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