TRX Arms

Welcome back to my series on effective exercises that are easy to do with little or no equipment. While taking a break, my wife and I did some traveling (more on that later), and in the bag I checked I included a TRX Suspension Trainer. The TRX is one of the most versatile and useful pieces of equipment to come along in the last twenty years. It travels easily and can be used anyplace in the world that has a solid doorframe or other sturdy attachment point. (And it's a whole lot lighter in the old suitcase than a set of dumbbells!) Therefore, for the final installment in the series, our focus will be on two TRX arm exercises: the arm curl and arm extension. 

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The Row

Last week, I wrote about that classic calisthenic the push-up, which works the anterior musculature of the upper body. This week, I will be focusing on an exercise that works antagonistically to the push-up, the row, and targets the often underutilized posterior musculature. And although rowing does require at least some light equipment, it is still a very portable exercise that can be executed easily without joining a gym or investing in heavy, specialized machinery. 

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