What is TRX?

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Some of you may be wondering what TRX is!  It’s the long yellow beam in our group exercise fitness studio you see……You hear about it, see the signs, and see it advertised!  So, what exactly is it?

What is TRX Suspension Training?

TRX Suspension Training is like no other piece of equipment you will find in your traditional gym. TRX Suspension Training is great for those who want to develop lean muscle, build muscle, and lose weight.  TRX may look easy, but it was developed within the U.S. Navy SEALS, and TRX will challenge your body in every way possible.

The TRX Suspension Training is a unique training tool that allows you to use your own body weight and gravity as resistance.  While simple in design, this tool allows you to combine and recreate entire body movements and motions that functionally engage your core and other major muscle groups involved in specific movements.

This flexibility allows users of any fitness level to make progress because the TRX Suspension Training puts you in control and allows you to safely increase and decrease the resistance.

Can you get a good workout from TRX Suspension Training?

You will be amazed how high your heart can get when using the TRX Suspension Training system, providing over 200 possible exercises.  No matter what exercise you are doing, you are engaging your core.  The TRX system trains other muscles to keep your body balanced and to move in different directions with or against resistance.  The full body workout works across body angles and easily adjusts to different skill levels, as well as providing a cardiovascular workout.  You can easily control and add more resistance or weight by increasing your body’s angle against gravity, providing for a great cardiovascular workout.  TRX trains all fitness levels from pro athletes to seniors.  TRX Suspension Training also provides specific sport exercises for golfers, tennis players, runners, swimmers and more.

How does TRX Suspension Training work?

TRX Suspension Training uses a specially designed set of straps and handles that allows for body-weight based training.  Suspension Training changes the way you train your body, giving you results you otherwise couldn’t acquire in a normal exercise routine.  In Suspension Training, you use your body as a lever and force to attain the desired intensity.  The TRX Suspension Training allows for hundreds of exercises so anyone can reach their fitness goals no matter what level or experience one may have.  A few of the exercises that can be done include chest press, bicep curls, tricep extensions, squats, lunges, suspended planks, crunches, pikes, and so many more.  Best of all, the TRX Suspension Training works your core the entire time you are working out!

Is Suspension Training appropriate for people who are out of shape or just beginning an exercise program?

Yes.  Because the user has control over the amount of bodyweight resistance, control of the body angle and control of their stability (wide stance, narrow stance, and single leg) suspension training can be adjusted for all fitness levels.

How is Suspension Training different from other types of resistance training?

Traditional weight training usually only works one muscle at a time which is contradictory to the normal coordinated muscle effort used to complete most activities.  Focusing on only one muscle at a time is more likely to lead to overuse injuries and muscular imbalances, as well as potentially limiting strength and movement gains.  Suspension Training allows for the use of multiple planes of motion and works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously.

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