TRX Suspension Training: My Take

IMG_0134By: Kevin Larrabee, CSCS

I got my TRX’s in the mail the other day, but this afternoon I really put them to the test. That test being: can I save myself 60 minutes of driving to the gym and still get in a kick ass training session.

Well, I got my answer.


I warmed up as I normally do with my PVC pipe and some select movements from Nick Tumminello’s Warm-Up DVDs. (The progressions in these DVDs are very useful.)

I hooked up the TRX to a garage door support in the ceiling, lined up my kettlebells, and grabbed an old towel to use as my makeshift airex pad. Here is what my workout consisted of:

A1) Kettlebell Swings 3×8/side

A2) TRX Push Up with hip flexion (Atomic Push Up) 3×8 (Wow these are tough)

B1) 1-arm KB overhead reverse lunge 3×8/side

B2)TRX Plank 3×30 seconds (OK, I can hold a regular plank for 2 minutes, I could barely do these for 35 seconds

C1) TRX Curl 3×12 (for the ladies)

C2) BTN Band Pull Apart 2×10

At the end, I was smoked, and sweating my ass off while my garage was 50 degrees Fahrenheit. I haven’t even scratched the surface when it comes to exercises on the TRX! Rows, rollouts, push ups, leg curls, rear foot elevated split squats, glute bridges…

On a side not, Tony Gentilcore and I used the TRX in a circuit to finish out workout yesterday.

If you have a home gym, or travel a lot there is no better piece of equipment to spend $149 on. Do yourself a favor and order yours today.


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4 Responses

  1. James says:

    I scored one off of eBay for less than $100 and I love it so far!

  2. Is there any real difference, in what one can do with it, between the TRX and the blast straps from elitefts?

  3. Artie says:

    Mainly the foot support. D-handles and rings won’t support your feet like the TRX.

  4. Poul Hanse says:

    I must say, I own the blast straps and they are a pain to adjust, weigh a ton an the handles make a very uncomfortable noise as they rotate. It is nice with a very sturdy product like the blast straps, but the trx (I have tried them)are incredibly strong, light and simply more versatile, the doormount just works and makes it a very versatile kit.

    I vore for the TRX with doormount all the way.