TRX – A Total Body Workout for Every Fitness Level
You’ve probably seen the TRX equipment in the gym, a strange looking apparatus with straps attached to a stationary point. If you’re new to working out, it looks complicated, right? Wouldn’t running on a treadmill or spinning on an indoor bike be easier to figure out?
TRX stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise, a workout system that suits any fitness level. Originally developed by a Navy SEAL, TRX training doesn’t focus on one particular body part or muscle group, it works the body as a whole. It’s functional training at its finest, employed by the military and pro athletes – but also suitable for older adults or those who need a lower impact workout.
That’s the beauty of TRX. The workout is comprised of a suspension system that utilizes your own body weight and gravity to strengthen and train multiple muscle groups and joints. The straps are attached to a single point, and you adjust your body position to increase or decrease resistance and impact.
Think of it like this.
You use your core muscles every day, maybe without even realizing it, for functions that require strength, balance and stability. Lifting toddlers, lugging groceries, pushing a vacuum – all require your core and joints to function as a unit to get things done. The same applies to lifting totes, climbing a ladder, and playing sports.
TRX is a workout that powers your core, enhances your balance, stability and coordination, and primes your muscles and joints to work together for maximum efficiency and performance. And because you control the amount of resistance with your own body weight and position, TRX can be as low impact as needed.
If you’re just getting back into the gym, a personal trainer will teach you the proper form and technique for maximum results and to avoid unnecessary strain. A personal trainer also helps you identify your fitness goals and guides you to a workout that spells success.