The Benefits of TRX Training

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The Benefits of TRX Training

You will learn in this post:

– What TRX training is 

– Why TRX training is one of the best training methods around

– The benefits of TRX training

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The Benefits of TRX Training

Today I want to talk about the benefits of TRX training. Last weekend I had the privilege of training with two different master trainers for the TRX training system. The first course I took was the TRX Suspension Training course. This course was over a span of eight hours learning all about the different mechanics, uses, and correct forms for using the TRX Suspension Training system.

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The second day was actually a spur of the moment decision the morning of the TRX training. I knew I wanted to do it, I just didn’t make the decision to do it until I woke up the next morning (super tired, BTW).   I enjoyed my first day of training so much that I decided to level up, if you will, and take the TRX Functional Training course. This was another eight hour day filled with intense movements, functional training methods, and expansion of the concepts I learned in the TRX Suspension Training course (the day before, haha).

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To summarize, I was fully engulfed in TRX training this past weekend and I am thrilled to share with you some of what I learned, as well as some resources for you to learn more.  

What is TRX?

As stated on,

“Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It requires the use of the TRX Suspension Trainer, a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.  

The TRX® Suspension Trainer is infinitely scalable, so no matter where you are on the fitness continuum, you can get a fast, fun and effective total-body workout, anywhere.

The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance1.”

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The Best Training Around

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So why do I think that a TRX training is the best training around? Well to begin, there are three foundational movements are all based around certain standards of the human movement system. Let me share with you a quote that I heard many times over the past weekend in both courses that I believe will help illustrate the importance of this sections. “Proximal stability leads to distal mobility.” Now, to all of you non-fitness professional fitness loving people out there, this simply means The better you are at stabilizing your core, the better you will be at moving your appendages (arms, legs, etc). So the entire weekend was based around making sure you earned your progression with in the TRX training system. In order to move forward with the work out you had to be able to do the basic movements.

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The three core, basic movements for the TRX training system are:

 Plank | Pull | Hinge

The Benefits of TRX Training

The TRX training system allows you to get a fast, effective total body workouts, without any additional equipment or need for an indoor facility. “Because the TRX Suspension Trainer requires you to engage your core with every exercise, you get a total-body workout every time you train1.”

Some of the benefits of using the TRX training system are:

1. Improve mobility and flexibility

2. Build lean muscle

3. Train anywhere

4. Develop functional strength 

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Too many of us place the focus on the front of our bodies.  Just think about it, all the big guys out there walk around with their chests swollen and their abs flexed, but most of us neglect our sides in our backsides (posterior).

The problem with this is that most of the facilities have lots of bench presses that are always overly consumed and in use by practically everyone in there. The TRX training system focuses on improving the parts of the human body that have been neglected and that are just as important as the ones we always remember to work.

TRX training activates more core muscles for stability, which is our main way of controlling our body, resisting movement, and managing rotation.

Oh, and by the way, your “core” is more than just those pretty abs you see on the front of your favorite fitness model’s stomach. Those are just for show. Your core is pretty much everything from your chest to your hips, 360°.

Additional TRX Training Resources

TRX Training YouTube 

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You’re a healthy individual, and I know you value your health (keep reading my blog).  But here’s the thing, I have to remind you that these tips are provided for your information and are not intended as medical advice. Please work with your health care professional to determine what’s right for you.  Just remember, eating right (and exercising) starts with you.  
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1. “THE TRX MANIFESTO.” Who We Are. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015. 
“What Is Suspension Training?” TRX Suspension Training and Rip Training Equipment. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.

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