TRX: What is it?

TRX are those black and yellow straps you’ll see hanging around the gym floor. They rely on your own bodyweight for resistance as opposed to machines or dumbbells, while the infinite variety of exercises makes it perfect for everyone regardless of ability. Try a few of them next time you’re in the gym.

Beginner TRX Workouts

THE CRUNCH

  • Adjust straps to knee level. Facing away from TRX, insert feet into handles and assume the press up position keeping your abs engaged.
  • Bring your knees in towards your chest, squeezing your stomach as you do. That’s one rep!

THE ROW

  •  “This exercise works all the muscles in the back. It really helps with posture issues.” HOW TO DO IT: Stand facing the anchor point, lean back with your arms straight with palms facing each other. Pull your body toward the anchor point and squeeze your shoulder blades. Return to start, maintaining a slight plank.

THE SINGLE-LEG SQUAT

  • Facing the TRX, hold the handles and assume a squat position, with one leg at 90 degrees and the other out in front of you.
  • Keep the majority of your weight on your working leg and drive through your heels, extending your hips and standing tall.

 

FAQ:

WHAT IS TRX?

These adjustable black and yellow straps that leverage your gravity and body-weight to let you perform hundreds of exercises.

WHY SHOULD I USE TRX?

TRX creates an all-in-one motion that combines strength with flexibility by using your own bodyweight. You’ll build muscle as well as improve core stability.

WHO IS TRX GOOD FOR?

This is a great all-round option for those who want a full body workout without using a dozen different machines. Anyone can give it a try!

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