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1. TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. It’s a type of training that uses your own body weight and gravity to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability, all while preventing injuries.
2. The TRX was originally designed by a Navy Seal who needed to stay in shape within limited space using something he could easily take on his travels. Consequently, he created TRX – and boy, did the rest of the world catch on.
3. You can minimize your training time by working your entire body, switching from one exercise to the next in just seconds.
4. Another advantage in using your own body weight and gravity is that you’re able to adjust to your own personal fitness level.
5. TRX has become a huge part of the fitness industry and is only growing larger, from professional athletes who need peak performance to everyday people who just want to feel and look their best.
6. With any new workout routine (yoga, weights, spin class), it’s important to start off with the basics. Make sure you have mastered the proper form and technique before you move on to advanced movements. The basic movements (yet still challenging) include: chest press, row, lunge, squat, plank, tucks, pike, side lunge, oblique twist and back extension.
7. You should wear lightweight, non restricting, breathable workout gear. Also, make sure to bring a towel and plenty of water because these body weight ercises will challenge you unlike anything you’ve ever done before.
8. Another benefit of using the TRX is that exercises can easily be progressed or regressed depending on an individual’s abilities. If you don’t have great balance, you can start with a wide base of support with two feet on the floor. As you get stronger and your stability improves, you can work your way up to using just a single leg.
9. Through the TRX class you are constantly stretching between different intervals. Clients who take TRX often report feeling more flexible and gaining an increased range in motion. The breaks in a TRX class are focused on lengthening muscles while also using the straps for actions like opening up chest.
10. For the duration of this class your body will be suspended while moving forward, backward, or side to side. This class is made effective by its repetition of movement to tone the adjoining muscles.