Exercise of the Month: TRX Upright Pull Up

How to do a correct TRX Upright Pull Up

Upright Pull Up

  • Purpose/Muscles Targeted
  • Strengthens lats, traps, rhomboids and biceps
  • Helps to strengthen upper body and improve correct shoulder function

Correct form

  • Start with arms straight and lean back
  • Pull body up and meet the handles
  • Extend arms back to starting position
  • Make sure to maintain neutral spine through the movement
  • Squeeze shoulder blades together at the top of the movement

Common mistakes

  • Shoulders raised leading to over engagement of neck muscles
  • Not bringing scapulars (shoulder blades together) at the top of the movement
  • Failing to keep lower back in a neutral position (slumping lower back)
  • Swinging hips forward to assist the movement