Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I had to get clued in to this as well, but for those that don’t know the abbreviated phase stands for:
Rolling on the floor laughing my a—off.
After my initiation into my first TRK class, that is what I did during the floor exercises.
Yesterday was flying by, but I wanted to take advantage of the classes at the new gym I joined. So I hurried off to attend the ‘TRX’ class. I had no idea what I was getting myself into and for those that don’t know here is a description of the TRX equipment.
There is a long bar attached to the wall and at different intervals hanging from this bar are heavy canvas straps with handles on the end. The straps remind me of parachute straps. (Not that I’ve been in parachute, but I would want these on my parachute if I was going to jump.)
The class was full….mainly young college girls, one young man and one old man, but I think I was the oldest there. Basically we would use the straps to stretch from the walls either with our feet or hands. When we lowered the handles to do floor work, which is where I lost it. I have a very broad back with a front to match…and doing push-ups with my feet in the stirrups….it just wasn’t happening. I tried, but my arms (which I used to think very strong), just couldn’t get my front up. That is why I laughed.
I hung in there to the end with the rest of the youngsters. I liked the workout from a standing position and thought it was very good. I was dripping wet by the time the class was over. Whew…I thought I was in pretty good shape, but boy was that an awakening.