The TRX is a versatile tool. From training a specific body part, to improving your overall body workout.
When considering functional training the TRX is one of the most widely used in the fitness industry.
At SmithBuilt, we incorporate the TRX into (most) client’s routines. There are over 120 exercises that can be completed on the TRX with modifications of intensity
Using one’s own body weight is the key feature of this equipment which makes it safer than weights and it progresses as you do. When the intensity needs to be increased, it’s as easy as stepping forward to increase the angle.
Strength. Core. Mobility. When holding positions for extended periods of time, you can improve all three.
Let’s us the squat as an example:
Working on mobility for the squat is a perfect example because you are able to hold the bottom of your movement for as long as needed with proper form. This is great because when you are doing the movement with an actual weight (hand weights) your body “knows” how to move. You will be able to gain hip, knee and ankle mobility because of the deep squat position and utilize typically underactive muscles.
The ability to take the system with you anywhere is what makes TRX so versatile. Because it is only two pounds and can be suspended from just about anything with enough clearance. With the ability of the suspension trainer to be attached anywhere, anyone that owns one does not have an excuse to miss a workout when they have time in their schedule. No excuses!
Tips from the Pro’s
When using the TRX, the most important thing to remember is to engage the core the entire time while performing the movement. The design behind the TRX is to keep the core rigid so it knows how to maintain the right posture. This helps to keep the back strong.
To learn more about TRX or try it first hand- visit SmithBuilt for a free hands on consultation.