In this week’s installment of Moves of the Week, Master Instructor Austin Way takes you through a combo that will help with shoulder health and improve your posture, especially if you spend a lot of time sitting down.
This combo kicks off with the TRX “W” Deltoid Fly. Start facing your anchor point and take the straps of your TRX Suspension Trainer to mid-length. Start at the end, or finish, position with your arms to a 90-degree angle, with your hands over shoulders and your palms facing the anchor point. Next, step your feet into an offset position. While keeping your elbows bent at 90 degrees, allow your hands to rotate down towards the ground from your shoulder girdle. Then, drive your knuckles back above your shoulders to return to the starting position.
Once you have mastered the TRX “W” Deltoid Fly, you can then mix in the TRX High Row to make a killer shoulder combo. Start the same way as you did when doing the TRX “W” Deltoid Fly. After you allow the downward rotation of the shoulder girdle, let the arms lower your body towards the ground by lengthening out of your arms all while maintaining an active plank. At bottom, create masses and spaces by pulling shoulder blades down and back before initiating the pull by bending elbows to 90 degrees, then driving knuckles back above the shoulders creating the letter “W” in the arms. Very important to always maintain tension in the straps the entire time!
Remember to always maintain tension in the straps the entire time, and enjoy!
Thanks for checking out this week’s TRX Move of the Week!
Austin Way is a Master Course Instructor for TRX® and the fitness director at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, CA. Health and fitness have been a part of his life for as long as he can remember, for the fact that his mother has been a fitness professional for over 30 years now. He has a bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science and a background in physical therapy, which allows him to design a proper exercise prescription for any fitness level. His passion in life is to inspire and motivate people to be their best possible self…to be BETTER every day. Stay Connected and follow him @austinwayfit