It's time to ditch the dumbbells, kick the kettlebells, and forget about those weight-training machines.
OK, maybe not permanently, but at least long enough to add something new to your fitness routine: TRX training techniques.
Invented by a former U.S. Navy SEAL, the TRX (short for total-body resistance exercise) turns every exercise into a challenge for the core by using two very accessible resources: gravity and our own bodyweight.
All you have to do is anchor the TRX straps to a secure spot (think a weight machine, a door frame, or even monkey bars or a basketball hoop pole if you’re getting creative) and use either your feet or hands—depending on the exercise—to hold onto the straps.
In general, a part of your body will be suspended above the ground or you’ll be leaning into or away from the straps to create resistance and destabilization.
Knocking our balance out of whack gives us no other option but to adjust, which means engaging the midsection and back and firing up the shoulders and hips to maintain control throughout the movement.
Even better? Since the straps roll up into practically nothing, it’s a take-anywhere, do-anywhere kind of workout—provided you have somewhere stable to serve as your base.
From the TRX Chest Press, TRX Back Rows, TRX Squats and TRX Curls, etc. my clients get a total body workout using their own body weight which can be adjusted from person to person.
This is only one of the components that I teach, to get my clients thin, energetic, confident and healthy.
Marc Ouellette is a Certified In-Home Personal Trainer, Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and Owner of Personal Training Alliance.
I help busy men and women with weight loss, fat loss, muscle toning, speeding up your metabolism and getting you to become more energetic and confident.
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To your health, Marc