The Power Pull exercise typically requires a TRX machine. If you don’t have one, consider getting one or using one at a gym. Otherwise, you can do them by holding onto something stable, out in front of you.Think of Power Pulls as a “One-Arm Row and Rotate.”
- Start by grasping a TRX rope, or something stationary in front of you.
- Swing your opposite arm behind you, opening up your torso wide.
- Bring that arm back toward the TRX rope.
- Repeat with the opposite arm.
- Support your body weight by using your back (lats muscle), and biceps.
Aim for: 20 reps each arm
Here is Drew Brees’ trainer, Todd Durkin, showing you how to perform a TRX workout, including the Power Pull:
- The Aaron Rodgers Workout and the Drew Brees Workout both use the Power Pull. Todd Durkin’s job is to make sure these NFL quarterbacks have an emphasis on joint strength and flexibility. This is something that all quarterbacks, and any aspiring NFL player, need to think about.
- The Power Pull is a good way to work your back and biceps.
- Use 30 seconds rest between exercises.
Interested? To learn more about Todd Durkin’s training programs, get his book: Impact Body Plan: Build New Muscle, Flatten Your Belly & Get Your Mind Right! (Amazon). It illustrates the methods he uses to get all the NFL athletes–who flock to him in the off-season–healthy, and in NFL shape.
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