Are cardio and weightlifting becoming stale or boring? Are you looking for a new fitness routine to reenergize your spirit and make you want to workout? TRX suspension training might be the change you need.
What is TRX?
TRX is a workout system that uses your own body weight — and leverages gravity — to allow for a total body workout. “You’re in control of your workout,” says Justin Thompson, fitness supervisor with the TriHealth Fitness and Health Pavilion.
The TRX suspension system consists of large straps that can be adhered to a wall mount or hung from a ceiling beam, just as a few examples. By using the suspension straps, you can perform hundreds of functional movements that aid in achieving your fitness needs. "Anyone can increase or decrease the amount of resistance simply by moving closer to or further from the anchor point," Justin says.
What are the Benefits of TRX?
Since you control the difficulty of the workout, TRX is an option for people of all fitness levels. “TRX can also be used for rehabilition and injury prevention by challenging your body through multiple planes of movement with varying resistance and stability," Justin says.
Additional benefits include:
- Engages the entire body
- Increases core-strength
- Muscular endurance
- Versatile system – can be used in multiple settings
TRX in Action