By now you've probably seen those crazy straps hanging around in the gym and wondered what on Earth they are used for! The TRX suspension trainer, which stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise, was developed by a Navy SEAL who needed a quick and effective way to exercise in a confined space. Here are three reasons personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts alike love TRX:
Increased muscle activation- By creating an unstable environment suspension training makes your core muscles work harder even when working other body parts. This instability forces your muscles to work together instead of in isolation. More bang for your buck!
Appropriate for all Fitness Levels- Suspension training leverages body weight and gravity to develop strength and endurance. An exercise feels too difficult? Take a step away from the anchor point to make it easier. Want to make it harder? Step closer to the anchor point. Being able to make small, incremental adjustments allows for constant progress.
Versatile, Efficient, and Fun- There are hundreds of different exercises you can do on the TRX suspension trainer, and since your muscles have to work together there is no wasted time. Because you can move quickly from one exercise to the next not only do you build great muscle strength and endurance, but can get a great cardio workout as well. Additionally, TRX can be used to enhance yoga poses and assist in stretches leaving you feeling long,lean, and relaxed.
So...are you ready to check out TRX Suspension Training for yourself? Good news! We have new four-week TRX small group training classes beginning the week of September 17. Get more info on how you can participate here, you will be glad that you did!