If you haven't been in a gym recently you may be surprised to see trainers and fitness enthusiasts incorporating many new gadgets into their workout routines to help keep their training fresh and challenging. Having covered kettlebells, BOSU trainers and Body Bar workouts in previous Fitness Round-up blogs, now seemed an opportune time to introduce the TRX Suspension System.
PLEASE note that suspension training is NOT for beginners. Many experts, including our own Coach Nicole, do not recommend this type of activity for beginners. It takes a strong core, balance and coordination to do many of these exercises. Performing these exercises without a strong core foundation could lead to potential injuries if you use the wrong muscles.
If you happened to have missed Coach Nicole's review on the TRX Suspension System you can click on the link and read her critique. As with kettlebells, if you are interested in incorporating this system into your fitness regimen, you may want to see if your gym offers a class led by a certified personal trainer to ensure you get the best from your workout.
Arms, Chest, Core: Chest Exercise Push-up
Abs, Biceps: Crunch and Curl
Back, Biceps, Core: TRX Back Row
Triceps: TRX Overhead Triceps Extension
Chest, Abs, Arms: TRX Single-Arm Chest Press
Glutes, Quads and Hamstrings: TRX Suspended Lunge
Butt, Hips, Hamstrings: TRX Hamstrings Curl
Back, Butt/Hips, Thighs: TRX Hip Press
Have you used the TRX? Is it something you would be willing to try?
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