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TRX Training - Minimalistic yet Effectual.



Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal and Stanford MBA graduate, developed the Total Resistance Exercise (TRX) equipment and the associated Suspension Training bodyweight exercises in the 1990s.The trx routine helps one to gain strength,build lean muscle and improve conditioning. It's a super effective way to torch your whole body, build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, core and joint stability and get your heart beating, using just your own bodyweight.

It’s one of the ideal ways to get a total body workout using minimal equipment that would be easy to move around and travel with is what TRX is.Most TRX exercises are easily modifiable for all levels of fitness and it adds an element of instability that challenges every muscle—especially the core.

There are various exercises that can be performed with the TRX band like one leg wide row,squats,French press,side bend and more.Remember to keep your core engaged to help maintain good form.For anyone who is bored of the gym machines or those typical cardio sessions or don’t have enough time to spare , this workout routine is ultimate.

Below are some full-body exercises that I perform-


Foot Up Split Squat - Reps: 20 | Circuits : 3


1 – Stand upright with one foot looped in the handle and your arms by your sides. 2 – Drop your body down toward the floor, bending at your hips and knees and leaning your torso slightly forward. 3 – Push off your front foot to return to the start position.







Overhead Raise- Reps : 15 | Circuit : 3


1 – Lean back holding the handles with your arms fully extended, your feet flat, and your palms facing down. 2 – Pull the handles overhead with your arms straight and hands close together.







Fly - Reps : 15 | Circuits : 3


1 – Lean your body forward with your hands in the handles, arms straight out to the sides at shoulder height, and your legs straight out on your toes. 2 – Pull the handles together in front until they meet over your chest. • Keep your arms straight throughout.






Side Bend - Reps : 15 | Circuits: 3


1 – Lean to one side holding the handles overhead, with your arms straight. 2 – Arch your torso over to one side and reach your arms to this side. 3 – Pull your body back up to the start position.




Jump Squats - Reps : 15 | Circuits: 3


1 – Stand upright with both hands holding the handle in a way that both your hands are straight . 2 – Jump high and then drop your body down toward the floor, bending at your hips and knees and leaning your torso slightly forward. 3 – Stand back to return to the start position.






Now that you know what it is and why it’s awesome, go ahead and give it a try!

After you complete this workout, you’ll have a new piece of equipment and five new exercises in your fitness arsenal, not to mention you can show off your skills when the next newbie drops in. Spread the TRX love!


About Me -

A health and fitness expert, writer and author of two books I’m not Stressed (Secrets for a Calm Mind and a Healthy Body), and Shut up and Train. Helping woman ‘unleash their awesome’ with an empowering approach to health and fitness. My philosophy revolves around salutary living without cutting back on your cravings yet achieving the amazing body one never knew they had.My main goal is to help YOU achieve your health and fitness goals the sane and simple way so you can maintain those results long term, while becoming the best, most awesome version of yourself. Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule a health coaching workshop with me today.

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