TRX, or Total-Body Resistance Exercise, is a fantastic workout that utilizes your core by using gravity and your own bodyweight to create challenging exercises. You can set up a TRX machine almost anywhere: doorframes, monkey bars, etc. Today we will talk about 5 TRX workouts you can try for yourself that take classic workouts and make them even better.
This will up the ante of any push-up to add more resistance to your shoulders, chests and arms. Put your feet into the TRX straps and rest in the typical push-up position. Keep your core tight as you bend your elbows in order to lower your chest towards the ground.
Time to take lunges to the next level. Place your left foot in both TRX straps and the other firmly on the ground. Lower yourself into the lunge position, moving your left leg backwards. Don’t lose the bend in your right leg as you complete this motion. This move will help improve your balance as well as utilizing your core and legs.
The TRX straps will help improve the form of your squats and supply stability as well. Hold both handles at waist height, arms bent, and legs straight. Lower yourself into the squat position, being sure to not let your knees go in front of your toes. Your arms should extend in front of you at eye level.
Reverse Mountain Climber
This exercise will utilize your entire body with a different take on a great workout. Hook the heels of your feet into the TRX straps. Place your hands on the floor behind you, holding your body up with a slight bend in the elbow. Bring one knee up to your chest and then extend it back out. Alternate legs as quickly as possible without losing your form.
Here’s one for your glutes and hamstrings. Lie on your back and place your ankles in the TRX cradles. Bring your heels close until your legs form a 90-degree angle. Now lift your hips from the ground, creating a diagonal with your upper body, engaging your glutes and core. Lower yourself down and repeat.
A Quick Reminder
We get it, maybe the TRX is hard to set up, or you don’t have room for one. The form can be hard to get down, too, and then you could end up just hurting yourself on accident. At Fit Body Boot Camp we have TRX stations set up, and trainers who want to help you learn the correct techniques for optimal exercise. Come visit us: fitbodybootcamp.com