Sam tries something new, TRX the class

TRX suspension training: white text on black background with yellow figures working out

I’ve blogged here about my love for my university’s half hour lunch time fitness classes.

My favourite is the TRX class. It’s good for people of all fitness levels because your body position determines how much of your weight you’re working with. I like that.

“TRX Training is extremely joint friendly. People of all ages and fitness levels can be challenged appropriately using the TRX because it allows the user to do high intensity workouts without having to put full body weight on knees and hips.  The Suspension Trainer allows the user to off-set their own body weight and move through the correct range of motion without pain.” From Home Fitness for Her.

My knees approve. It’s also a very good core exercise. We do some combination of the exercises here.

Sarah owns her own TRX so in theory we could hang it up outside and do it at home. Or take it camping. In practice these days I’m better off if someone else tells me what to do.

What is it anyway? Here’s Wikipedia: ” The TRX System, also known as Total Resistance exercises, refers to a specialized form of suspension training that utilizes equipment developed by former U.S. Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick.[TRX is a form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete the exercises. TRX’s designers claim that it draws on research from the military, pro sports, and academic institutions along with experience gathered from the TRX team, who work “with thousands of athletes, coaches, trainers, first responders, subject matter experts, professors, and service members in all branches.”[

If the 15 above weren’t enough, here’s 66 TRX moves:

How about you? Do you use the TRX equipment at the gym or at home? Love it? Hate it? What are your fave TRX moves?