TRX Workout Program

TRX Workout Program

What is TRX?

TRX is a training program that uses your own body weight to build strength, power, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability, all while preventing injuries, and increasing bone density, There are many advantages of using the TRX system.

Regardless of your training goals the TRX can help! For starters, you can minimize your training time by working your entire body switching from one exercise to the next in just seconds. The best part is every exercise engages your core. You may think that your core is just your abdominals, however, it is more than that! Your core includes the pelvis, abs, glutes, back, and chest muscles.

It is your core that provides your body with stability, balance and flexibility. Everything you do in your life starts with your core, whether it is bending over to pick up the pen you dropped on the floor, washing your car, playing basketball with your kids, or participating in an Ironman. A strong and stable core is important to help prevent injuries, not just in your low back but throughout your entire body. Just think of how developing good core strength and stability will not only enhance your performance, but your way of life too!

Another advantage to TRX is that you use your own body weight to adjust your personal fitness level simply by walking closer or further away from the anchor point. This keeps you constantly challenging your body through every exercise, minimizing wasted time switching weights.

By using the TRX you can build muscle strength and size, challenging your body in a way it has not been challenged. TRX can strengthen all the stabilizing muscles around the joints needed to support a heavier weight, something that is not achieved by taking your body through a seated machine workout. This gives you more strength and power for your regular routines in the weight room, as well as giving you a strong foundation with less chance of injury. TRX is a great tool for plyometric type training as well, for an added increase in your power output.

It can also be helpful for a cardio workout to lose weight and build muscle endurance? The TRX will fire multiple muscles, which increases the heart rate, burning more calories than sitting or standing through a “traditional” exercise. TRX can keep you constantly moving from one exercise to the next in a circuit-like manner. This strengthens your heart as well as increases muscular endurance.

The TRX Core & Lean Body Workout Program

1. TRX Frog Kicks


How To:

Start in press up position with both feet in the TRX straps.

Slowly contract your abs, flex your quads, and push both legs out laterally, so that they’re slightly wider than shoulder width.

Using your lower abs, pull both knees in towards your chest.

Squeeze both legs together and kick your legs out straight back into push up position.

Repeat for 20 reps.

2. TRX Suspended Lunges


How To:

Stand in front of the TRX straps and place your right foot inside both loops. Walk out until your right leg is fully extended. This is your starting position.

Slowly lunge forward until your quad is parallel with the floor and there’s a deep stretch through your butt. Hold for.5 seconds and powerfully thrust back upwards into starting position. Make sure that you maintain strong posture and a tight core throughout.

Complete 12 reps and switch legs

3. TRX Hanging Dips


How To:

Set the TRX straps at waist height.

Grab both handles, flex your triceps, and press your body upwards off the floor into a full extension. This is starting position.

Lean forward slightly to engage the chest, stabilize the arms and torso, and slowly dip downwards until your triceps are approximately parallel with the floor.

Powerfully contract your triceps and chest and push back upwards to the starting position.

Repeat for 10 reps.

4. TRX Reaching Rows


How To:

Grab a TRX strap with your right arm and drop back into a 45 degree angle. This is your starting position.

Posture is key. Puff out your chest, tighten your core, and maintain a straight back throughout.

Powerfully row upwards, torque through your obliques, and touch the top of the TRX strap with your left hand. As you’re rowing upwards on the right side of your body, your left side should simultaneously elevate and twist.

Slowly return down to starting position, pause for 1 second, and repeat for 12 total reps.

Switch arms and complete 12 more reps

5. TRX Pendulum


How To:

Start in push up position with both feet in the TRX straps.

Keep your upper body stationary, contract your obliques, and slowly swing your hips and lower body laterally from side to side. Your obliques should drive the movement. Make an effort to dig your arms into the ground and transfer energy horizontally, without actually moving your upper body.

Swing outwards as far as possible while maintaining a strong contraction throughout your core.

Continue for 30 seconds.

6. TRX Chest Flies


How To:

Grab both straps with a neutral grip (palms facing each other) and extend into push up position.

With a slight bend on your elbows, slowly drive your arms down and out while your chest drops toward the floor. Lower until your triceps are parallel with the floor, or when you feel a deep, controlled stretch. Make sure not to overextend, as it can cause potential injury to the shoulder/rotator cuff.

Powerfully squeeze your chest and arms together into full push up position.

Repeat for 12 reps.

7. TRX Knee Tucks


How To:

Start in push up position with both feet in the TRX straps.

While maintaining a flat back, slowly contract your lower abs and obliques, and draw your knees into your chest.

Hold the contraction for 1 second and kick your legs back out into push up position.

Repeat for 15 reps.

8. TRX Saw Pikes


How To:

Start in push up position with both feet in the TRX straps.

Without bending your knees, drive the top of your feet into the straps and powerfully raise your butt into the air. You should form an upside down “V” at the top – this is called a “pike.”

Lower slowly into push up position.

Place your arms in front of your face and use your triceps/lats to slide your torso forward (without bending anything). Hold for 1 second and slide back to starting position – this is called a saw. Together, this forms a “saw pike”

Repeat 10 reps.

9. TRX “Y” Deltoid Raise


How To:

Grab the TRX straps with both hands and drop down into a 45 degree angle.

Using your rear deltoids to initiate the movement, powerfully raise your arms diagonally overhead and pull your torso forward to form a “Y” shape.

Drop back down to starting position and repeat 15 reps.

10. TRX Triceps Extensions


How To:

Grab both straps and lean forward with your arms extended.

Slowly bend both elbows and allow your body to sink towards the floor. Lower until your elbows are bent slightly beyond 45 degrees.

Powerfully flex your triceps and extend your arms back to start. Hold 1 second.

Repeat 15 reps.

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Source by Ky A Smith