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TRX Challenge - Can You Beat Drew Brees?

by Racer X Virtual Trainer

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Want to see Drew do the entire challenge? Scroll to the bottom of the page and check it out!

Overview
Football season is here and whether or not you play the game, it certainly won't hurt to train like a professional athlete! Todd Durkin brings in All-Pro Quarterback for the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees, to demonstrate the August, TRX Game Day Challenge. This challenge features Todd Durkin's favorite exercises used in TRX Performance: Team Sports DVD.

The Challenge Consists of:
  • 30 Sprinter Starts on each leg
  • 20 Power Pulls with each arm
  • 10 Suspended Incline Presses on each side
Rules
The rules for the TRX Game Day Challenge: see how close you come to the requirements listed above. Announce your acceptance of the challenge on our "accept the TRX Game Day Challenge" forum and let everyone know. Once you are able to get 30 Sprinter Starts on each leg, 20 Power Pulls with each arm and 10 Suspended Incline Presses on each side, upload to Youtube, and post your results in our "TRX Game Day Challenge Champions" forum.

Technique

Sprinter start with a hop

Start Position

  • Face away from anchor point
  • Hold handles with a “palms in” grip, elbows bent at sides.
  • Position TRX either underneath or outside arms.
  • Step forward with left leg. Lean into TRX at approximately a 45-degree angle.

Movement Description

  • Drive off front leg and bring rear knee forward
  • Hop
  • Return to start position
  • Perform for 30 reps
  • Repeat on other side

Power Pull

Start Position

  • Face anchor point with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Hold single handle with right hand
  • Lean back
  • Twist away from anchor point and extend left arm outward, following line of TRX

Movement Description

  • Pull body towards anchor point with right arm, using a rowing motion
  • At same time, bring left arm as high as possible along TRX by twisting body. Return to start position
  • Perform for 20 reps
  • Repeat on other side

Suspended Incline Press

Start Position

  • Facing anchor point, place right foot in foot cradle
  • Drop to a push-up position and walk on hands away from anchor point, using free leg for balance

Movement Description

  • Lower torso into a press position, using free leg for support
  • Drive body up away from ground
  • Perform for 10 reps
  • Repeat with other leg

Check out Drew Brees' results in the TRX Game Day Challenge Champions forum thread!

That's it for now, until next time, good luck with your training and remember, if you have a question, log on to the Virtual Trainer Expert Forum and have your question answered by a panel of experts. In addition, be sure and check out the Racer X Virtual Trainer archive section. Your complete one-stop information zone for motocross fitness. VT Signature

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