This week we take a look at the TRX suspension trainer and how it can be used to build Strength, Flexibility and Balance.
TRX Suspension Training gives participants an edge over conventional strength training because every Suspension Training exercise builds functional strength, improves flexibility, balance and core stability all at once as is required on sporting fields and everyday life. The training movements are distinguished from traditional gym exercises in that either the user’s hands or feet are supported by a single anchor point while the opposite end of the body is in contact with the ground. Using the TRX, the desired percentage of body weight is loaded onto the targeted body zone and animated as an exercise movement.
The TRX Suspension Trainer was develpoed in the USA by Navy SEALS on operations and is now used as a effective training tool for a anyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level up to elite athlete’s.
The benefits of Suspension Training are not just applicable to athletes, they are relevant for everyone who seeks a method to safely and rapidly improve their fitness. Senior wellness programs have turned to TRX as a solution because it enables seniors to move freely without fear of falling. Physical therapists are using the TRX to rehabilitate patients.
The newest addition to the TRX family is the TRX Rip Trainer. The TRX Rip Trainer develops explosive power and rotational movements. By using the TRX Rip Trainer, individuals can strengthen the muscles around the spinal cord, making them more stable and less likely to be easily injured.