TRX Suspension Training – Basics

The TRX Suspension Training system has been around for a few years now and I have been in love with it since going to a training in 2009. I was so sold on that I purchased one that day for my home and look for them in every gym that I work in, work out in, or visit. There are a lot of positives for the TRX system such as:
  1. All core, All the time
  2. Can be used absolutely anywhere!
  3. Provides a fast, effective workout all in one place (think no more moving all over the gym!)
  4. Can be modified to be easier or much, much harder simply by moving your foot placement
  5. Allows for creativity… come up with combinations of exercises, play around and create your own 🙂
  6. Can be used easily with other training modalities such as kettlebells, BOSU, etc.
  7. TRX website is great! Always has new videos and challenges for those of you who like to be pushed! Check out the TRX website here!
People who have never used the TRX system tend to be either (1) intimidated, (2) think it can’t possibly be that hard, or (3) have no idea what to do with it. 

That’s where I can help!
Over the next few posts on my blog I’m going to post videos of the basic TRX exercises to hit all muscle groups! By the end, you’ll be able to compile a complete workout for each muscles group, separate the workouts into upper and lower body, and all will work your core! 

To make the most out of your workout, there are a few key principles to keep in mind:
  • Foot placement:
    • Closer to the anchor point = harder
    • Further from anchor point – easier
    • Double leg, wider base = easier
    • Single leg and/or narrower base = harder
  • Swing
    • If you have the ability to have 360 degress of motion (not possible with door anchor), you can allow feet to go past anchor point which really makes all of the exercises more difficult
  • Instability
    • TRX allows for stabilizing muscles and core muscles to activate ALL the time!
Stay posted for new videos with TRX exercises!

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