60 minute beginner oblique workout with TRX at home

Here's everything you need to try our 60 minute beginner oblique workout with TRX at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

60 min read
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Sean Klein
Last updated
09/02/24
In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Side Plank
  • Circuit 2
  • Side Plank with Reach Through
  • Circuit 3
  • TRX Mountain Climbers
  • TRX Kneeling Tricep Extensions
  • Circuit 4
  • TRX Fall-Outs
  • TRX Bicep Curl

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank

Complete 20 seconds

Coaching Tips For Side Plank

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank correctly:

  • Keep the hips in line with the shoulders
  • Tilt your pelvis so the lower back is slightly rounded and squeeze the abdominals.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Plank with Reach Through

Complete 8 repetitions

The side plank with reach through is a great resisting rotation exercise that brings some dynamic movement to the traditional side plank.

Benefits of Side Plank with Reach Through

The main benefit of the side plank with reach through is its ability to create adaptation in the obliques. This exercise can be a great way to build some dynamic core work into a training programme rather than just focusing on the traditional static holds.

How To Do Side Plank with Reach Through

  1. Start in a solid side plank position with the hips high, the feet stacked on top of each other and the elbow below the shoulder.
  2. Bring the hand under the body and touch the floor based on your range.
  3. Rotate the body and hips so they face the floor as much as able when reaching under the body.
  4. Bring the body slowly back to the starting position and reach the hand towards the ceiling.

Coaching Tips For Side Plank with Reach Through

Follow these cues to perform Side Plank with Reach Through correctly:

  • Keep hips and shoulders inline
  • Lock the elbow and do not allow it to bend.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

TRX Mountain Climbers

Complete 20 repetitions

TRX mountain climbers are one of the most effective anterior core (abdominal) exercises you can do with a TRX. If your thinking about using your TRX to increase your core strength then this exercise is a good option.

Benefits of TRX Mountain Climbers

The primary benefit of the TRX mountain climber is increase both strength and endurance in the anterior core. As the feet are in the TRX and not in a fixed position is requires a lot more stability than a traditional mountain climber. This exercise can also create adaptations in the upper body through remaining in the top of press up position for extended periods of time.

How To Do TRX Mountain Climbers

  1. Place the feet into the TRX with both the knees and the hands on the floor, then crawl forward so your in the top of press up position with the legs straight and arms straight.
  2. With the upper body remaining in a fixed position, slowly move one foot toward the chest, then move the same leg back to the starting position and bring the other knee to the chest, then alternate between the two for the prescribed number of repetition.

Coaching Tips For TRX Mountain Climbers

Follow these cues to perform TRX Mountain Climbers correctly:

  • Slowly bring the knee towards the elbow
  • Keep elbows locked
  • Move fluidly but not with speed, keeping the hips and shoulders inline.

TRX Kneeling Tricep Extensions

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For TRX Kneeling Tricep Extensions

Follow these cues to perform TRX Kneeling Tricep Extensions correctly:

  • Keep the triceps in a fixed position
  • Isolate the triceps.

Circuit 4

Complete this round 3 times.

TRX Fall-Outs

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For TRX Fall-Outs

Follow these cues to perform TRX Fall-Outs correctly:

  • Slowly press your hands overhead, resisting the extension of the lower back.

TRX Bicep Curl

Complete 8 repetitions

The TRX Bicep curl is the only variation with the TRX that allows you to truly isolate the biceps, making it a very valuable exercise to have in your tool kit.

Benefits of TRX Bicep Curl

The benefit of the TRX bicep curl is either to grow or strengthen the biceps, outside of this goal it provides not other benefits.

How To Do TRX Bicep Curl

  1. Start with the arms out straight, with a tight core.
  2. Pull the shoulders towards the hands through contracting the muscles of the biceps.
  3. Slowly return to the starting position.

Coaching Tips For TRX Bicep Curl

Follow these cues to perform TRX Bicep Curl correctly:

  • Keep the elbows in a fixed position
  • Isolate the barbells
  • Modulate difficulty by changing foot positioning.

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