There is so much going on in our everyday life and fitting in the gym seems nearly impossible. It happens to all of us; Work, kids, school, or life just get in the way sometimes.
So why not bring your gym with you where ever you go? Work on your core while watching your favorite episode of “Game Of Thrones” or focus on those arms while listening to the 1-hour conference call.
I am not saying you have to head into a full sweat every chance you get, but you would be surprised about how you can gain the strength and support your body needs with only a small amount of daily effort.
The Beginner TRX Home is a suspension trainer using your body weight to work against you. The TRX can be connected to anything; doors, poles, trees, and more.
Quick Back Story.
In 1997, the orginial TRX was created by Navy Seal Randy Hetrick. Can you believe he made it out of a jiu jitsu belt and parachute webbing? Crazy!
In 2001 Hetrick used his MBA to create the TRX Suspension Trainer.
The TRX gained huge momentum with athletes and military. In 2007 TRX launched their military course which is now used by the US Marine Corps.
TRX continues to grow their programs and products to work for everyone from beginners to Olympic athletes.
Why Will It Worked For Me.
TRX can be used by anyone and you get to decide what workout is best for you. Starting out as a beginner, you will shorten the strap for lighter reps. As you feel your muscles growing stronger you can let the strap out, allowing you to use more of your body weight as resistance.
Be careful to not apply too much pressure too fast. Just like weight machines, you could end up hurting yourself or not see the results you were looking for.
It is important to always pay attention to your form whenever workout in any way. Focus on the muscle association so that you can get the most out of your workout. Under pressure your body will use anything to save itself, you will end up using incorrect muscles. I have seen the best results to my body while using the least amount of weight.
Where Should I Place My TRX.
Your TRX should always be placed above your head, I would say at least a good foot. You will have to make adjustments to the straps depending on your workout. The straps provide enough length options, so you do not have to constantly move your TRX based on your workout.
Back Relief Using A TRX.
The TRX and I have a love hate relationship. It is an amazing machine in the fact that it will give you the body you desire, but boy do you have to work for it.
Gaining strength in your core is going to help you with your back pain in the long run. Think about it, most of the people who suffer from Sciatica work at a desk for multiple hours, have suffered an injury, or don’t have enough strength in the muscles supporting their spine.
I have always been an active person for the most part, even when I take long periods off from the gym, but that does not mean I am supporting my back to the best of my ability.
Constantly working on my core every day has improved my Sciatica exponentially.
Your abs are a huge part of your core and can help your back in many ways. When your back muscles are exhausted, your body compensates using your ab muscles and vise versa. If both are strong, they are working together to support your spine when your body is fatigued. Core strength stabilizes your spine to promote good posture.
One of the easiest workouts to get comfortable with on the TRX is a Standing Ab Fall.
- While standing, grab the handles of the TRX and face away from where it is attached.
- Place your arms straight out with your fists shoulder-width apart.
- Your feet should be pointing forward and your legs straight.
- Leaning forward, slowly raise your arms to the ceiling.
- When you have gotten as far as your are comfortable with, use your core to bring you back to the starting position.
When you are new to this workout, start with the adjustable straps at a shorter length. Getting more comfortable with the exercise, you can begin to loosen the strap for a more intense workout.
The next workout I want you to try are Oblique Crunches.
- Face away from your TRX
- Position yourself on the ground as if you were going to do a push up, with your feet in the handles of the TRX.
- Getting your feet into the handles will be difficult. I like to get on my hands and knees and stretch one foot out at a time. If you have a partner helping you, you could ask them to assist.
- Your back should be parallel with the ground. It will be hard, but you really need to focus your core for a solid foundation.
- Bring your knees to the right side of your body, then straighten your body to its starting position. Repeat this exercise on the left side.
Last one for now, go for the Overhead Back Extension.
- Face towards your TRX with the straps at full length.
- Place your arms straight out above your head, holding the straps.
- Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
- Bend from your hip and lower your tailbone as low as your can, while leaving your legs completely straight.
- Using your core, bring your body back to the straight up and down position. Please remember to keep both your arms and legs as straight as possible through this whole exercise.
Your TRX Suspension Trainer will change your life for the better.
Bring your workout to the beach, your patio, your bedroom, the office, on the road, and more! Do not let your constant traveling or endless hours working at a desk keep your from your best self.
You can even download the personalized training app to view videos from world-class coaches that help you find exercises based on your lifestyle!
NO EXCUSES, your future will always be in your hands!
Please let me know if you have any questions or how I can better assist you. Comment below and I will be sure to reply!