The TRX Suspension training (Total body Resistance eXercise) is a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of bodyweight exercise that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.
TRX was originally designed by a Navy Seal who needed to be able to stay in shape with limited space and something small enough for sea bags. Since then, TRX has made its way into the fitness industry and is used by many pro sports teams, coaches, and top trainers around the world.
Here are a few examples of many ways you can use the TRX:
Mobility and Flexibility: TRX helps you focus on stabilization and increase range of motion. You can perform stretches to increase your flexibility and focus on strengthening the muscles around your joints. The TRX Suspension Trainer allows you to unload and leverage your bodyweight while performing strength, mobility and flexibility exercises. This enables you to instantly modify any exercise to your available range of motion and safely and appropriately improve your functional mobility and flexibility over time.
Example: Chest stretch
Strength: Muscular strength plays a part in every movement you make.
TRX gives you a fun, functional way to develop strength and give yourself an advantage in whatever endeavors you pursue. TRX also works your body the way it’s built to move as an integrated, interconnected unit. You can easily progress the difficulty of each TRX exercise, sequence or workout to find the challenge that’s just what you need to safely develop strength.
Example: Row (back strengthening exercise)
Core: TRX training engages the core on every exercise because it requires that you brace and stabilize with your abs, obliques and lower-back so you can leverage your own bodyweight as resistance. TRX trains for reactive stability, “forcing” you to tighten your core so you don’t lose balance on the straps. Bracing your core before you move becomes second nature.
With the TRX you can also perform specific exercises that focus on the muscles to stabilize your spine and strengthen your core.
Example: Reverse crunch
Cardio: With the TRX you can also perform cardio exercises to help increase your metabolic rate, reduce stress level, increase blood flow, boost immune-system and improve cholesterol levels.
TRX is a great tool for interval training and also allows you to take regular exercises to a more challenging level.
Exemple: Mountain climbers