We LOVE TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise). It is one of the best complete exercises you can find. It is a type of training that uses your own body weight and gravity to built strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability and all while preventing injuries. It is just an amazing fitness invention! You can just pack it up and take it with you to the park, to the gym, exercise in your house and even bring it with you on holiday. No excuses! Everyone at any fitness level can do TRX and it even offers a cardio workout.
Here are Motion’s most favorite TRX exercises:
TRX Push Up
Targets your shoulders, chest and arms. Hook your toes through the TRX straps so that the tops of your feet face the floor. Lift your body up so that the weight rests on the palms of your hands. Keep your core tight, bend your elbows to lower your chest between hands and press back up to start position.
Targets your abs and arms. Face towards the TRX anchor point and grab one handle in each hand, palms facing up. Lean all the way back until your arms are extended and the strap is taut. Bend your elbows (without letting them drop!) and slowly pull your body up. Return to start.
Targets the abs, quads, glutes and hamstrings. TRX will help you improve your squat form and keep balance. Hold both handles in front of your waist, elbows bent at your sides. Lower down into a squat, extending arms in front of you at eye level. Push yourself back up to start.
We LOVE this exercise, targeting your shoulders and abs. Hook your feet in each of the cradles and lift your body up into plank pose. Keep your legs and arms straight and core tights, lift your hips/butt up into an inverted ‘V’. Lower to start position.
Check for more exercises here.
If you haven’t already, come try our TRX class at Motion Fitness. Mel will kick your ass : ).