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5 TRX Exercises For Beginners To Try At The Gym

TRX, a.k.a. Total Resistance exercises, is a type of suspension training that uses bodyweight to improves strength, balance, flexibility and core stability at the same time. It is a very powerful tool to get in shape! 

If you want to get started with the TRX, this blog is for you! Here are a few beginners' exercises to try next time at the gym: 

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TRX Chest Press | Chest, shoulders and arms.

Set up: Adjust straps to longest position, face away from anchor point and hold on to handles

Start position: Lean forward so body is at an angle with an overhand grip

Movement: Bend elbows and lower chest between hands, maintaining a neutral spine. Return to starting position and repeat

TRX Row | Back, shoulders and arms.

Set up: Adjust straps to longest position and hold handles facing anchor point

Start position: Lean back, arms straight with palms facing each other

Movement: Pull up towards anchor point maintaining a neutral spine and squeeze shoulder blades together. Return to starting position and repeat

TRX Hamstring Curl | Hamstrings and glutes. 

Set up: Adjust straps to mid-shin/knee height and place heels into straps lying down

Start position: Position feet under anchor point, even out the height of foot cradles and raise hips off the ground

Movement: Curl heels in towards hips while maintaining a neutral spine. Return to starting position and repeat. 

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TRX Single Leg Squat | Quads and glutes.

Set up: Adjust straps to hip height and hold handles facing anchor point

Start position: Step back raising the arms up, and lift one foot off the ground

Movement: Lower body on one foot maintaining a neutral spine. Keep heels on the ground and track the thighs over the second and third toes. Return to starting position and repeat

TRX Knee Tuck | Core.

Set up: Adjust straps to mid-shin/knee height and place feet into foot cradles in prone position

Start position: Position feet under anchor point, raise body into plank position on hands and even feet height out

Movement: Lift hips slightly and pull knees in towards the chest. Return to starting position and repeat

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