Work your whole body with TRX.
The birth of Total Resistance eXercise (TRX) training lies with the U.S. Navy’s “Sea, Air and Land” (SEAL) teams, when they needed to exercise but were lacking adequate time, space and equipment. To solve this problem, they developed a series of functional exercises by using just the belts of their parachutes.
The practice of TRX training is based primarily on exercises in suspension, where the practitioner does a sequence of exercises using belts or ropes while different parts of their body are on the floor.
The difference between TRX and other strength training genres is that the practitioners here can focus more in developing their core body strength and stability. Also, by taking advantage of your own weight, it’s possible to exercise almost every muscle of the body.
Benefits of Suspension Training
- Allows you to train the whole body
- Improves flexibility
- Reduces risk of injury
- Reduces potential for lower-back pain
The class can be done anywhere you can anchor the suspension bands and belts, so many gyms now dedicate spaces with anchor points for group training in TRX. An adjustable nylon resistance band is used that has an anchor point on one end and hand grips or foot support on the other.
Quick tip: make sure your lumbar and abdominal areas are always worked in parallel so that there’s better control of your movements and your hips won’t move forward or behind.