A TRX Shoulder Raise INTENSITY variation. Shoulder exercises have been the most popular DM request over on Insta (@trxtraveller). Here’s a high rep burn (12-15 reps) to deliver the pump and when mixed with the previous post (TRX Shoulder Press) at a lower rep range (6-8), it’s a winner for development.
1st raise: 100% on the front shoulder muscle
2nd raise: front and middle shoulder muscle
Protract shoulders (pull shoulders forward) don’t retract (pull shoulders back) refer to vid 15sec in for demonstration…
..there’s no harm in retracting the shoulders to perform this, however it will mean the upper back muscles also come to the aid and thus take effort away from the shoulder muscles.
Protracting the shoulders forward means we can isolate the shoulder muscles more and place all the effort onto them. With this mindful intent the serious burn and pump comes into play.
RANGE OF MOTION
Keep it short to keep constant tension on the shoulder muscles.
To far down and the shoulder joints takes the strain, to far over the head and the back muscles come to the aid.
Keep it short, tight, isolated and pumping.
STRETCH FOR EXTRA PUMP
Stretch for 15 seconds between sets.
This adds extra stimulus to force blood into the shoulder area and further help with catabolic muscle breakdown. There’s a reason Frank Zane swore by stretching after every set
- 4 sec downward phase
- 0 sec pause at bottom
- 1 sec contraction upward phase
- 0 sec contraction at top
Doing Live TRX workouts on a morning soon to hopefully show some TRX’ing nuggets.
Currently re-doing the ULTIMATE TRX PHYSIQUE SCULPTOR Program as I had a tun of fun feeling the burn and seeing the results
Stay safe, stay healthy
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