Tired of the same old workout routine consisting of weights and cardio? Why not try suspension training with TRX. TRX is now a well known name in the fitness industry and has been used by millions to change the way they workout. By using suspension training, TRX has come up with a way to incorporate resistance training with core training. Working against gravity and using one’s own body weight can have the same effects on the body as if one were to use weights. By working isometrically, more muscles are being used to stabilize the body as opposed to just one movement, such as the bicep curl. The TRX band is made from high quality nylon and can support up to 1400 pounds, so no need to worry about your current weight when giving this piece of equipment a try. The straps come with two handles that are used for numerous amounts of exercises. This invention weighs no more than two pounds and can be used by pretty much anyone. It is very portable and can be hung from anywhere that can support the amount of weight you plan to put on it.
By using this equipment, you can lose weight, gain strength, increase performance, and even perform rehabilitation. Another benefit of having a TRX band is the consistency of remaining on your feet. Many workouts require sitting or lying down, acts we commit too often in our daily lives and can be detrimental to our health. From working out your legs to your arms, TRX bands manage to hit your targeted muscle group. What most people do not know, however, is that by working on a targeted muscle group through suspension training, muscle fibers other than the agonist group are firing to stabilize the body.
If you have not tried TRX I would highly recommend giving it a try. Come into the office for a complementary fitness assessment and TRX training session!
– Nick Cupp, CPT
Nick Cupp is a Certified Personal Trainer at iN8 Fitness (weight loss programs, personal training, rehabilitation) in Lake Mary, FL. He attended the University of Central Florida where he majored in Sports and Exercise Science. He is certified as a trainer through AFAA. Call our Lake Mary office today at 407-302-5161 to see how we can help you meet your weight loss and wellness goals!