WHAT ARE TRX STRAPS/BANDS?
TRX Straps/Bands are the best up and coming exercise equipment out on the market today. I first found out about the TRX from my friend who I trained with in martial arts. We have been training together for over 5 years in the art of Muay Thai kickboxing and were always looking for ways to complement this martial art. We’ve tried many different fitness programs such as cross fit and plyometrics to help strengthen our skills but found nothing more beneficial and the results rewarding other than the TRX Straps/bands.
For those of you that have never heard of TRX Straps/bands, I can start out by describing all of the parts involved. The components of the TRX Straps/bands include the suspension anchor, the intermediate anchor loops, the anchor carabiner, the bottom anchor loop, the main carabiner, the equalizer loop, the locking loop, the adjustment tabs, cam buckles, handles and foot cradles. The total weight of the TRX Straps/bands is merely 1.79 pounds. Made from industrial grade webbing, the TRX can hold up to 1000 pounds. It is constructed with heavy gauge bonded nylon thread and is double-stitched for added strength and durability. To add to this, the adjustable non-slip cam buckles are also rated to withstand 1000 pounds each. The handle grips are very comfortable but are also durable and club grade. The attached integrated foot cradles are made with neoprene padding for both traction and comfort. The carabiner is extremely sturdy and has a locking tooth to ensure training is safe, even with the most aggressive users. The rated strength for the carabiner is to 400 pounds.
As you can see, the construction detail of the straps is an extremely high grade, durable and most importantly safe for use both indoors and outdoors. The TRX Straps/bands are not your ordinary conventional fitness tool but rather was created after many years of extensive research and development. Anyone can use the TRX with confidence.
WHERE CAN THE TRX STRAPS/BANDS BE USED?
So where can the TRX Straps/bands be used? Because of its versatility, the TRX can be used confidently and safely indoors and outdoors on a non-slip surface. In order for the TRX to be used optimally, your workout area should be flat and should also measure roughly 6 x 8 feet wide. This space will allow you to perform all exercises on the TRX whether you’re performing an exercise standing or if you’re suspended off the ground. Because the TRX can be used anywhere, all you would need is a sturdy and secure anchor point that can support your body weight. Anything from street signs, squat bars, pull-up bars, tree branches, light posts, etc. are all examples of places where you can attach the TRX Straps/bands. You can also purchase different anchoring solutions available for the TRX.
TRX STRAPS EXERCISES – MANY AND VARIED
Want variation in your exercise routine? Try TRX Straps exercises! With exercise straps, you will have over 140 exercises to choose from.
On top of this, there is also a dedicated workout channel which can be watched anywhere you please at any time. This will encourage regular workouts, and teach you how to do each and every exercise correctly.
WHO OFFERS TRX STRAPS/BANDS WITH SUCH VARIETY?
The company is TRX. They are the leader in the TRX Strap market and have been in the business for 20 years now. This should tell you that they are certainly no newcomer when it comes to this excellent form of workout equipment. TRX bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. The TRX Suspension Trainer and the TRX Rip Trainer are highly portable performance training tools that leverage gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.
THE PERFECT COMPACT WORKOUT SYSTEM
TRX Straps/Bands offer you the perfect compact workout system. They can be used at home, on the beach, or in the park. If you travel on a regular basis, then they are the perfect traveling companions.
While you are in your hotel room you can tune into the dedicated workout channel the company offers and go through any of the almost 3,000 TRX Strap exercise routines.
These informative workout videos encourage you to work your chest, arms, legs, back shoulders and abs when it suits you.
Forget to go to the gym, forget to have to use (and very often pay extra) for those hotel gyms where the selection of equipment varies, and you never know just how busy they may be.
When you invest in a set of the best TRX straps/Bands on the market you are buying into your very own:
Portable Home Gym
Home gym equipment is an admirable thought, however, it is not within the reach of many of us. Then, if you do travel it stays at home! These cutting edge exercise straps work for you as well as the biggest and best home gym equipment does, but they work wherever you wish to workout.
As mentioned, there are over 140 different individual exercises possible. This means variation is not a problem when it comes to working for each and every muscle group, and you can work on each muscle group as often as you wish.
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WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE BEST TRX STRAP EXERCISE?
Anyone who is looking to keep in shape will certainly benefit. Let’s look at 3 groups who find this form of exercise particularly beneficial. We will also touch on one group who will benefit and are quite often overlooked in terms of home exercise therapy:
Those Looking To Lose Weight
While it is crucial to follow a healthy, well-balanced and nutritious diet if you are set on losing weight, you also need to carry out some regular exercise. Trying to do this on your own will probably mean you start with the best intentions, but then wonder what the best workout routine is and how to keep progressing.
The flexibility that the use of these straps offers is second to none. The TRX strap exercises for weight loss are many and varied. Using the exercise videos you will know how many repetitions you need to do as you gradually build up your strength, stamina, and shape.
The only thing you will lose are those unwanted pounds! And you can do these exercises in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.
Firming And Building Muscle
Free weights may be effective when it comes to building muscle, but they also bring the potential for injury and potential pain. When using TRX straps/bands you can very gradually increase the resistance you are working against. This will ensure that you get just enough to increase the size and shape of your muscles on a gradual basis.
Slowly does it, but increase on a regular basis. This way you will build that muscle, keep it firm and keep it for good.
Keeping In Shape
This group of users is those who already have a decent body shape but do not want to let it slip. Exercises with TRX Straps are perfect for this group. You may not need to workout as regularly as others, but when you do, you want it to be effective.
These straps will allow you to do that simply by unpacking them, preparing them, warming up and getting started. Nothing could be more convenient.
ACCESS TO TRX STRAPS/BANDS EXERCISES CHANNEL
We touched on it above but it really is worth going into further detail. This is a unique offer and dependent upon the set of exercise straps you purchase.
In addition to the catalog of recorded workout routines, you can choose to exercise along with their fitness team – LIVE!. This is the great encouragement for you, and has been likened to having a live dance and workout studio in your home – or wherever you are!
While this is a great advantage, the fact that there will be no more guess work and no more trial and error when you try to do exercises correctly is a major plus. You are shown exactly how to do each exercise, including the things not to do.
This greatly reduces the chances of you hurting yourself and allows you to keep on getting fitter faster.
While we are on the subject of ‘hurt’, one group that is often overlooked in terms of getting regular exercise are those who have suffered an accident or injury. Let’s look at what exercises using TRX Straps can do for those who are going through:
TRX EXERCISE FOR REHABILITATION
Anyone who has suffered an injury or who is recovering from an illness needs to get back to exercising, but they need to do so gently and gradually.
TRX Straps/Bands are perfect for this. By using them lightly and with reduced tension you will speed your recovery and get back into shape far more quickly.
They will save a lot of those trips to the sports clinic or health center and you will be amazed at how much you can do yourself to get back on that full road to recovery.
TRX Strap exercises could be the difference between twiddling your thumbs in frustration or getting back into the thick of the action far more quickly than anyone would expect.
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TRX TRAINING EQUIPMENT
TRX® HOME GYM: The TRX Home Gym Suspension Trainer is a revolutionary bodyweight training device that allows you to finally find the better you. Build your core and sculpt your body anywhere, anytime. Set it up in less than 60 secs in your home, at the park, at the beach, or anywhere you want to workout. With just 15 to 30 minutes each day, you will see results that deliver the better you.
TRX® GO: TRX GO is lightest, leanest Suspension Trainer can be set up anywhere in less than 60 seconds. Build your core and sculpt your body at home, at the park, at the beach or anywhere, anytime. The TRX GO Suspension Trainer will get you feeling and looking great with stronger muscles and a rock solid core. Increase (or decrease) the difficulty of more than 100 exercises using just your bodyweight, and get started right away with two printed, 20-minute high-intensity workouts.
TRX® TACTICAL: TRX Tactical training package includes everything that even the most hardcore of users will need to succeed. In our opinion, this TRX training kit is the best that TRX has offered to date and includes an easy to follow program guide that is made from tear-proof, waterproof paper that won’t get damaged when you’re out in the field.
TRX® BASIC KIT + DOOR ANCHOR: With the TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, you don’t need expensive home gym equipment or a trendy fitness club membership in order to get in the best shape of your life. The TRX Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor truly is the ultimate “gym in a bag”, and can produce results, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced in just 12 short weeks.
TRX® PRO: The TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack is in a class all by itself. The TRX Suspension Training Pro Pack is the ultimate “gym in a bag”, providing a world class bodyweight workout without bulky or expensive fitness equipment. The ultra-lightweight, TRX Suspension Trainer system is used and trusted by professional athletes, top trainers, and physical therapists worldwide.
Check out these 5 basic exercises for a total body workout with The TRX Straps
1. Chest Press
Stand a few feet away from the TRX with your back to where it’s fastened. Grab the handles and set up like you would to do a push-up. Lean forward and push yourself back up.
2. The Row
Face the apex of the TRX. Grip the handles and extend your arms all the way so you are leaning back. Pull yourself up with your arms until your chest reaches where your hands are.
Note: The closer you stand to the apex of the TRX the more difficult these exercises will be. You can also place a box under the TRX and put your feet on top of it. Then do a push-up like you would on the ground. The same can be done for the row. The instability will add a new level of difficulty to these exercises.
3. Reverse Crunch
Place your feet in the stirrups, with the soles of your feet facing up. Hold yourself in a plank position. Bring your knees into your chest and extend them back out again. The further out you set up, the harder this exercise will be
4. Hamstring Curl
Lie flat on the ground with your heels placed in the stirrups of The TRX. Lift your hips and draw your knees into your chest. Extend your legs back out to your starting position.
Face the apex of the TRX and grip the handles. Keep your weight in your heels and sit back like you are sitting in a chair. Pull yourself back up using mainly your legs. For a higher level of difficulty, try single leg squats and use the TRX for stability. If you are new to squats or nursing an injury the TRX can be very helpful because you are not supporting all of your body weight.