Improve Posture and Shoulder Health With TRX YTWs

TRX YTW's are your one-stop shop for bulletproof shoulders and a jacked upper back.

TRX YTW's are your one-stop shop for bulletproof shoulders and a jacked upper back.

This exercise combines three moves in one to target the rear delts and traps. Building these muscles will improve posture, performance and shoulder health. It's perfect for offsetting the effects of too much sitting throughout the day or too many pressing exercises in a workout program.

Best of all, you don't need any additional weight to perform this exercise. Your body weight will provide more than enough resistance.

Instructions

  1. Grab a pair of TRX handles, face the anchor, and lean back (the more vertical you stand, the easier).

  2. With your palms pronated (facing toward your body), raise your arms above your head to form a "Y". Don't bend at the elbows.

  3. Briefly pause and squeeze, then lower your arms to the starting position.

  4. With your palms pronated, bend the elbows at 90 degrees and rotate your hands upward toward your ears to form a "W".

  5. Briefly pause and squeeze, then lower your arms to the starting position.

  6. With your palms neutral (facing each other), raise your arms out to your sides to form a "T". Don't bend at the elbows.

  7. Briefly pause and squeeze, then lower your arms to the starting position.

Throughout the motion, avoid "swinging" your hips for added momentum. Keep your lower body quiet to keep the focus entirely on the upper back.

Try 4 sets of 15 reps (5 reps each way) toward the end of your next shoulder or upper-body day.


Topics: UPPER BODY | SHOULDERS | TRX EXERCISES | UPPER BACK | TRAPS