The TRX single bicep curl is an essential exercise to add to your upper or full body routine.
Like most suspension exercises, this one is very easy to fit in (even when traveling), and works amazingly well at strengthening biceps, though the entire arm must work fairly hard to complete the exercise.
The biceps brachii is a two headed muscle. Both of the heads extend from the shoulder to the forearm and work in conjunction to complete.
Targeting the biceps so that both head muscles are evenly worked is a much discussed and controversial topic. It seems the best advice is to work the muscles with a variety of exercises and variants.
It also happens to be one of the most challenging suspension workouts.
We recommend adding it to the end of your routine for maximum effect.
Try doing three sets of 10-15 reps.
TRX Single Arm Bicep Curl Step by Step Instructions
- Step 1: Stand comfortably and grasp the handles of the suspension system.
- Step 2: Lean back resting your weight on one arm, keepng the spine neutral.
- Step 3: Slowly curl to pull your body weight to the up position. Supinate the arm and squeeze as you approach the end position.
- Step 4: Lower yourself back down and repeat.
** Pro Tip #1: To start, complete this exercise with 3 sets of 10-15 reps.
** Pro Tip #2: To increase the intensity, get low to the ground by bringing your feet forward and leaning back. Bend your knees to maintain a neutral spine.
TRX Single Arm Bicep Curl Variations
The TRX single arm bicep curl can be adapted to work additional muscle groups with a simple modification to the body's orientation.
If you're looking to increase the intensity, trying starting with your chest perpendicular to the straps (as opposed to facing them), arms extended, creating a perfect line with the straps. Curl your body toward the straps while maintaining a neutral spine.
Alternatively, you can also adjust the straps to hang very low to the ground. Bend your knees so that your body is parallel to the ground and curl to the up position.
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