STACK Challenge: TRX Upper-Body Blaster

Put your upper-body strength and stability to the test with the TRX Upper-Body Blaster Challenge—Atomic Push-Ups and Rows.

Every week, a new STACK Challenge gives you an opportunity to test your athletic ability and win a STACK T-shirt. Take the challenge and enter to win by tweeting your results with #STACKChallenge.

Although the TRX Suspension Trainer uses nothing more than your body weight for resistance, it can provide some truly brutal workouts. If you need proof, just try the 40/40 Challenge.

Complete the 40/40 Challenge by doing as many TRX Atomic Push-Ups as possible, followed immediately by TRX Rows. The challenge ends if you rest by touching the floor or standing up.

TRX Atomic Push-Up

  • Adjust the straps to 6-12 inches off the ground
  • Assume the push-up position and put your feet in the straps
  • Tuck your knees to your chest, straighten them back out and do a Push-Up
  • Keep your body straight during the Push-Ups. If you start sagging, you're done

TRX Row

  • Adjust the straps to belly-button height
  • Stand under the TRX anchor, hold the straps and lean back
  • Pull your chest to your hands, then lower all the way back down
  • Keep your body straight

The Challenge

Do as many TRX Atomic Push-Ups and Rows as possible without resting.

How Do You STACK Up?

Rookie: 25-29 reps of each exercise
Pro: 30-39 reps
All-Star: 40+ reps

How to Win a STACK T-Shirt

  1. Complete the challenge by Aug. 10
  2. Follow STACK on Twitter (@stackmedia)
  3. Tweet your results as Atomic Push-Ups/Rows. So if you completed 35 Push-Ups and 40 Rows, you'd tweet 35/40. To qualify, your tweet must include #STACKChallenge

Congratulations to @twhitey13 for winning a STACK T-shirt by completing last week's Plate Push Challenge.

Get Better

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