TRX straps can be the perfect addition to an exercise routine. Whether you’re a TRX pro, or have never used the system before, we’ll walk you through some of our favorite ways to add them to your workouts!

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How To Master The TRX And Why You Need To Learn

TRX Workouts have numerous benefits including helping you to increase your strength and improve your mobility. It is a great tool for all skill levels that can be used for a wide variety of exercises. According to www.heathandfitnesstravel.com, seven of the biggest benefits of TRX training are:

  1.   Suitable for all levels
  2.   Versatility
  3.   Improve cardio and strength
  4.   Help to achieve any goal
  5.   Engage whole body
  6.   Low impact nature
  7.   A different style or training

 

Our Functional Fitness Interval Training, or F.F.I.T., program relies heavily on TRX straps to challenge the body in new ways, as well as to add extra support to new, more challenging movements. You can also use the TRX system to target essentially any muscle group. Below are some of our favorite exercises for upper body, lower body, and core!

TRX Rows

The TRX row is a great exercise that primarily targets the upper back! This exercise also recruits the shoulders, core and arms, making it an overall upper body burner! Follow the steps below and you’ll be building that back in no time!

  1.   Grab both of the handles and slowly walk your feet forward until you are at approximately a 90 degree angle with the floor.
  2.   Face your palms towards each other
  3.   To begin the movement, retract your shoulder blades back and down.
  4.   Pull your torso towards your hands keeping your elbows close to your body.
  5.   Keep your abs tight so that your body remains rigid.
  6.   Lower your body back to the starting position and repeat.
  7.   The exercise will become more challenging the further forward you walk your feet!

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TRX Squats

The TRX is an awesome tool in learning and correcting squat form. It serves as a reminder to keep the chest up and shoulders back, rather than folding forward during the movement.  If you’re already a professional with your squat form, you can use the TRX to advance things a little bit by incorporating wither a one legged or jump squat variation to your routine. A basic TRX squat should be done by following the steps below:

  1.   Start by distancing yourself just far enough from the TRX that you can pull it straight with your arms bent and your elbows just next to your rib cage.
  2.   Stand straight up but with a slight backward lean so that there is tension on the straps.
  3.   Keeping your chest up, sit back as it you are in a chair
  4.   Lower down slowly until your butt has sunk down below parallel and your knees are in line with your toes.
  5.   Push through your heels and glutes until you return to the starting position

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TRX Planks

As if normal planks weren’t hard enough, we’ve got another way for you to challenge your core!

  1.   Begin by balancing on your elbows, knees, and placing your feet in the handles of the TRX straps.
  2.   Walk your hands out in front of you until they are under your shoulders and your legs are extended behind you, elevated by the TRX.
  3.   Contract your abs and hold this position for as long as you are able to. Begin with 15-30 seconds, and aim to increase by approximately 5 seconds each time you attempt the movement.

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