What are the Benefits to TRX?
1. Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout
TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. It is a revolutionary workout method that uses your body weight and gravity as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability. So whether you want to build strength, lose fat, improve endurance or flexibility, the TRX Suspension Trainer can be used to achieve any fitness goal. By simply leveraging your body weight to perform hundreds of exercises, you get a full body workout, while simultaneously working your core. When you’re working with one training tool, and can adjust your weight on the fly, and can minimize training time by switching from one exercise to the next in seconds.
2. Helps build a rock-solid core
Having a strong core means more than having a visible six-pack. If you want to move, feel and look better, chances are you should start with your core. That’s why any movement performed on a TRX Suspension Trainer requires that you brace and stabilize with your abs, obliques and lower-back so you can leverage your own bodyweight as resistance. The TRX exercises use functional movements to help you increase your overall core fitness.
3. Benefits people of all fitness levels
You can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance, you’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – making it the perfect piece of equipment for people of all fitness levels. TRX Training is very low impact training, which allows people of all levels to train comfortably with less risk of causing or agitating a pre-existing injury.
See Below for some of our TRX Instructors Favourite Exercises 👇✨
“This exercise engages your entire body, from your toes to your nose. Plus it delivers a huge core and upper-body workout.”
1. With strap position at mid-calf, place feet into cradles and press up into plank position, aligning hands below shoulders.
2. While maintaining a solid core, lower chest just above the ground bending the elbows, then push back up to starting position.
TRX Suspended Lunge
“By suspending your rear foot in the TRX it turns the tried-and-true lunge into a test of stability, mobility, strength, and balance that you won’t get from resting your rear foot on a stable object.”
1. With the handles at mid-calf, stand facing away from the TRX on the left foot with the right foot in both foot cradles.
2. Lunge down and drive your suspended foot back until your front knee is at 90 degrees, keeping eyes forward the entire time. Drive through your heel to stand back up.
TRX Incline Shoulder Press
“This is a great exercise that puts all of the focus on your shoulders and core.”
1. With straps at the mid-calf position, place your feet into cradles, roll over and press up into plank position.
2. Engage your core and flex your toes toward your shins then slowly walk backward on your hands to about a 45 degree angel.
3. Focus your gaze at your fingertips while you slowly bend your elbows lowering your forehead to your fingertips.
4. Exhale as you engage your shoulders and lats to push yourself backward to your starting position, ensuring that you keep your plank position.
5. Perform as many presses as possible to just about complete shoulder fatigue – you still need to have something left in the tank to walk your hands back out to your starting plank position before you begin the next round. Maybe the next round you add a crunch at the bottom of your shoulder press for a little more core action!
Double TRX Pike
“This exercise engages almost every muscle in your body from your shoulders down to your feet, with an extra focus on your core and lats to help keep you stable while floating in the air.”
1. One set of straps is positioned at mid-calf and the other set is positioned with the handle about 6 in from the floor.
2. Sit on the floor facing the straps at mid-calf and place your feet into the cradles. Roll onto your front.
3. Push up onto your knees, grab the rubber handles of the other set of straps, and push up into a strong plank position – remember to flex your toes toward your shins to help engage those quads.
4. Engage your core, pressing your feet into the cradles and draw your hips up trying to get them directly above your shoulders. Don’t let your shoulders creep up toward your ears, keep engaging your shoulders, lats and pecs.
5. As you return to plank from pike position, ensure you maintain control of your core as it will be on fire.