Friday, 29 June 2012

TRX - An Introduction

TRX an Introduction!
Make Your Body The Machine

Sometimes you encounter something so great you just cannot stop talking about it. To be honest, that is how I feel about the TRX Suspension Training System. It is one of the best investments I have ever made for health and fitness
gear. The versatility and flexibility of this piece of equipment combined with the portability and 'workout anywhere' option make it truly amazing. I have been using it for 6 weeks now as my main workout equipment and am just beginning a second program on it. The funny thing is, I had avoided this piece of equipment for a few years. Tam, our consultant from trifit at work, has been suggesting it for a few years. I went into the gym at work and tried it on my own with no instructions or videos and thought it was a wasteful gimmick.
Now jump ahead two years, and through circumstance, I travelled 10 days for work, and then was off for 10 days travelling. It was time to give a suspension trainer a try. I went to Fitness Solutions in Kingston and tried a number of models and makes. I eventually settled on the TRX Force model. With the door mount, an x-mount and the TRX, I was set. What is great about the TRX is that there are over 300 approved exercises available for the TRX, and on their website and TRX YouTube channel they are constantly releasing more. When you register your product you get free video downloads. Set up and use of the TRX is so easy. It sets up in under a minute, you use it fully extended or fully shortened, in single-handed mode or double-handed mode. Among those four variations you have hundreds of exercises. Give it a try if you will not believe it.

Note: I will be reviewing the TRX Force, TRX Force Tactical and others as time goes on.


Other Fitness Articles:Fall 2011 Programs
Workout program March 2012
My Gear February 2012
Fitness My Retrospective

TRX Articles:
TRX an Introduction
TRX Force
TRX Force Tactical
TRX Essential Flexibility
TRX Yoga Fusion

My P90X Series:
Phase I, Phase II, Gear, Phase III, Fitness Options, P90X at 120 Days Out
Health & Fitness Book Reviews:The Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation - Mark Sisson
The Ten Commandments Of Lifting Weights - Jared Zimmerer
Toadally Primal Smoothies - Todd Dosenberry
Caveman Resurection - Jeff Pickett
40 Days to Optimal Health - Dr. Scott Morris
Eat Stop Eat - Brad Pilon
The Primal Blueprint - Mark Sisson
The New Rules of Lifting - Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
Bench Press by: Sven Lindqvist
Sly Moves by: Sylvester Stallone
Fit for Eternal Life: A Christian Approach to Working Out, Eating Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul by: Dr. Kevin Vost
Body for Life 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strenght by: Bill Phillips
Lose Fat Not Faith by Jeremy R. Likeness
Living The Good Life: Your Guide to Health and Success by: David Patchell-Evans
Dump your Trainer by: Ashley Marriott and Marc L. Paulsen

2 Comments:

Dysfunctional Parrot said...

Wow, this looks different! Can't say I've heard of TRX until just now, but I am looking at giving it a try!

Steven R. McEvoy said...

DP I find the TRX Force Tactical harder than P90x was. Now yes I am at a very different point in my fitness journey. But Next to my PowerBlocks best piece of equipment I have ever invested in.