If you've ever used a TRX before, you know that this fitness tool is a total-body training system that allows you to do all sorts of exercises using your body weight. You have to use you core stabilizers to work out with the TRX, so you build your core, strength, balance, agility and power all in one efficient workout.
There are so many reasons to incorporate TRX into your weekly routine at the gym. It's great for all levels in that you simply step forward or backward to charge the angle of your body against gravity to make exercises easier or more challenging. It can help you reach any goal whether it be sports performance, weight loss, increased strength, injury rehabilitation, etc. Maybe best of all, it's all core all the time. TRX requires you to constantly engage and stabilize throughout your entire workout to maintain proper form. Last but not least, it allows you to move through endless ranges and angles, which is much more beneficial and functional than most other workouts.
If you are new to TRX, you might want to try some exercises in one of the standing positions, which is either 'facing the anchor point' or 'facing away from the anchor point' -- shown below.
Facing the anchor point
Facing away from the anchor point
Try a basic squat to row, a single leg squat, or a reverse fly (all facing the anchor point). You could also try a balancing push-up, or a tricep extension (all facing away from the anchor point).
If you are a little more experienced with TRX you might want to try some exercises in the floor-based positions, which are either toes in, or heels in the foot cradles. Toes in exercises include the atomic push-up, the pike, or the lateral lunge. Heels in exercises include the hamstring curl and the glute bridge.
Floor-based, toes in
Floor-based, heels in the foot cradles
If you feel like either you've done it all with TRX, or you're more of the mind-body type, you might consider using TRX as a way to enhance your flexibility, or challenge some of the classic poses you've learned in your favorite yoga class. Did you know you can do a triangle pose, a tree pose, and a boat pose with the TRX? Using the TRX for these poses can be a way to assist if you struggle with balance or limited range of motion. At the same time, using the TRX can also a way to challenge poses by giving you the ability to increase your range of motion. Some of the more challenging poses that can be done with the TRX include dancer pose, the standing split, the crow pose, and the headstand.
Join us for TRX Yoga next week led by our TRX certified trainer, Krista! She will lead you through 'NEW' innovative-styled workouts that will enhance your mobility and strength to assist or challenge your traditional yoga postures.
- Wed. 2/8 @ 5:30 & 6:30 PM
- Thurs. 2/9 @ 9:30 AM
- Fri. 2/10 @ 7 & 9:30 AM
- Sat. 2/11 @ 10 AM
Each session benefits the NAC Have A Heart Foundation. $20/session