TRX Suspension Training: My Take
By: 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.