Workout Routines

TRX Pushup Challenge

Blast your pecs, lats, and core in less than 15 minutes.

TRX Pushup Challenge
Duration Under 15 min
Exercises 3
Equipment Yes

How It Works

A three-exercise push-pull sprint circuit designed by L.A.-based celebrity trainer Andy McDermott. It starts with TRX atomic pushups, moves into TRX low rows, and finishes with a quarter-mile run. “Try for five rounds but don’t be discouraged if you can’t do it,” McDermott says. “The tank will empty quicker than you think.”

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Why It Works

In the first two exercises, rather than chase a specific number of reps, you’re going for as many as possible in 30 seconds. Your number will diminish as the workout wears on and you fatigue. “I love this test because it’s all about setting the best pace that you can,” McDermott says. “It challenges you to do more each time.”

The Workout

Directions: Do the following exercises as a circuit, resting one minute at the end of each circuit. Try to do five rounds. Record the total number of reps and rounds performed and the total time it took for future reference.

Exercise 1

TRX Atomic Pushup You'll need: TRX How to
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-- sets
30 sec reps
-- rest
Set one foot in the cradles of a suspension trainer and put your hands on the floor. Do a pushup and then draw your knees to your chest.

Exercise 2

TRX Low Row
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-- sets
30 sec reps
-- rest
*The TRX can be set as low as an inverted row, but given the high intensity of the circuit, you should set it just a little bit higher.

Exercise 3

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-- sets
1/4 mile reps
-- rest