5 Easy Ways To Use The TRX Straps

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 your-self 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
Lye 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.
5. Squat
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.

Here is a total body 30:00 work-out you can do with The TRX Straps

Warm Up
3×5 Plank Rotation
Start in a plank (looks like the beginning of a push up). Lift one arm and twist open on that side. Repeat on the opposite side.
Exercise
:30 TRX Chest Press/:30 Over Head Hold (use a #20 Dumbell or MedBall)
4 Rounds,1:00 Jumping Jacks
:30 TRX Row/:30 Row Hold (extend your arms while gripping the TRX and lean back)
4 Rounds, 1:00 Jumping Jacks
:30 TRX Reverse Crunch/:30 Plank Hold
4 Rounds, 1:00 Jumping Jacks
:30 TRX Hamstring Curl/ :30 Sit Ups
4 Rounds, 1:00 Jumping Jacks
:30TRX Single Leg or Double Leg Squat/ :30 Squat Hold at the bottom
4 Rounds, 1:00 Jumping Jacks
Finisher
3×10 Lying Torso Rotation
Lye flat on the ground and bring your knees directly over your hips while keeping your feet up. Extend your arms on the ground beside you. Bring your knees as far over to one side as they will go while still keeping your shoulders on the ground. Repeat on opposite side.