Do You Even TRX Bro?


Have you ever seen those bright yellow and black straps dangling to the floor at the back corner of The Blitz? As a qualified TRX instructor, I can confidently say that those straps aren’t just straps…they are a multifunctional, core scorching, total body sculpting tool that so many don’t know how to utilize properly to reap all the benefits.

So why TRX?

  • Can be used by all fitness levels
  • Delivers a fast and effective total-body workout
  • Builds a rock-solid core
  • Develops and increases muscular endurance
  • Utilizes your own bodyweight, providing more functionality and greater performance

Interested in trying the TRX out yourself? Here are three awesome moves targeting your back, biceps and core to get you started. HAPPY MUSCLE UP MONDAY!

TRX LOW ROW

  • Targets: Back, Core, Shoulders, Biceps
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Strap Length: Shortened
  • Starting Position: Frontward Facing
  • How To:
    • Face toward the TRX anchor point (the little black carabiner)
    • Grab one handle in each hand, palms facing one another
    • Lean all the way back until weight is on your heels, arms extended out in front of you until the TRX straps are taut
    • Squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your core tight as you bend your elbows and pull your torso up to meet your hands, remember to maintain a neutral pelvis position
    • Slowly lower yourself back to your starting position and repeat

TRX BICEP CURL

  • Targets: Biceps, Core
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Strap Length: Mid
  • Starting Position: Frontward Facing
  • How To:
    • Face toward the TRX anchor point (the little black carabiner)
    • Grab one handle in each hand, palms facing upward
    • Lean all the way back until your arms are extended out in front of you and the TRX straps are taut
    • Bend your elbows (without letting them drop downward) until your hands frame your temples, slowly pulling your body up as you do so, keeping your core tight and not allowing your pelvis to disengage from a neutral position
    • Slowly lower yourself back to your starting position and repeat

TRX PLANK

  • Targets: Core, Obliques, Shoulders
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Strap Length: Mid-Calf
  • Starting Position: Prone, Ground Facing Away
  • How To:
    • Begin by lying on your back and slipping the TRX cradles (these are the handles) over the top of your toes; lift your left foot up and over your right foot and slowly roll your body over so you are now facing the ground (on your belly)
    • Just as you would with a regular plank, lift your upper body up onto your forearms – do not allow your hands to touch
    • Press your toes downward as they hang in the cradles so your heels press into the rubber handles and your body stabilizes; this will help prevent your legs from swaying back and forth
    • Maintaining a neutral pelvis and spine, don’t allow your chin to sag or lift in the air; challenge yourself to hold the position as long as you can without compromising your form…I recommend intervals of 15 seconds hold with 10 seconds rest for 4-8 rounds 

Still unsure on how to properly perform these TRX exercises? Grab one of our trainers today and ask for a quick demonstration. #WEAREJADABLITZ #MUSCLEUPMONDAY

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