The Best TRX Exercises for a Full Body Workout

What’s even more appealing is the fact that TRX exercises can be done anywhere and anytime. However, it is advisable to initially start with a trainer and once you’ve got the hang of it, you can be on your own. Listen to your body, it speaks to you and signals you at every stage of the way. Check your endurance level and decide the intensity of the workout accordingly. It is best to increase the intensity of the workout gradually since you may take some time to adjust with a new equipment and understand its workings and functions. This total body resistance workout is a combination of over 300 exercises and is the most sought after fitness equipment. It helps in coordinating the entire system. This “all-in-one” workout combination is the best way to tone your and maintain your shape. (Also read: 5 Easy Resistance Band Exercises:Tone up at home)

What’s more worthwhile than having your strength and stability mapped and developed simultaneously with your flexibility? It is an all-in-one exercise that inculcates strength training and flexibility while toning your body. The ultimate TRX suspension equipment has taken the world of fitness by storm. With the help of two straps, it combines a host of exercises that strengthen your core and muscles in every possible way. Originally created by the United States Navy SEALs, what makes TRX extremely popular is the fact that it uses your own body weight to exercise the muscles rather than relying on external objects like dumbbells and the likes.

It targets the back, abs, shoulders and biceps. Grab the handles and bend backwards till your body weight is on your heels. Keeping your core tight, pull the torso up to meet your arms and repeat.(Also read: 5 Effective Warm Up Exercises You Should Perform Before Your Workout)

According to Shrey Khanna, Fitness Consultant at S.Q.U.A.T.S, “Body-weight is the resistance to work with so it provides more engagement of the core and the whole body. There is greater excess post exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC) as more muscle groups are used at once and better stability is developed overtime. It also improves joint stability and muscle balance. The equipment is easy to procure and is affordable.”According to Fitness Trainer Zeenat Mistry from Mumbai who is also a 6th degree black belt trainer under Sensei Parvez Mistry,”This training helps in all aspects of fitness namely cardio vascular, strength, power, balance and co-ordination. It enhances your day to day posture and increases your strength and shapes your body to the level you desire with strong bones and lean muscles for a healthy lifestyle.” She suggests the following TRX exercises you can try for a full body workout.

3. Suspended Plank with Abduction for the Whole BodyDifficulty: Intermediate
How to Perform:It targets the abs, hips, shoulders and the obliques. Get into the regular suspended plank position. Keeping the core tight and separate your legs as wide as you can—this is when you’re putting your hips to work. Pause for a few seconds and return to start.