TRX suspension training gear can help you get more out of so many different exercises.
The dangling straps hanging in the gym are a multi-purpose piece of gym equipment that can instantly increase intensity and decrease balance, making you work harder.
Suspension training is a form of resistant strength training that uses extended ropes known as a “suspension trainer” to create resistance during bodyweight exercises.
By moving the centre of gravity, they are a great way of challenging yourself with your own bodyweight whilst developing muscular strength and core stability.
Muscle worked: Quads, gluteus and core
Position suspension trainer in the low position
Place one foot into the handle of a suspension trainer
Step forward with the other leg so they are both at right angles and your front knee aligns with your toes
Keep your back straight and core tight
Your back knee should float two inches off the floor
Push up off the front leg back to start position
Muscles worked: Chest, shoulders, triceps and core
Position suspension trainer in line with your hips
Extend your arms out, keeping your core tight and back straight
Lower chest towards the floor bringing the handles slightly outwards
Keeping your back straight and elbows slightly tucked, press yourself back up to start position. Exhale as you push up
Muscles worked: Back, biceps and core
Position suspension trainer in high position (between elbow and shoulder height)
Extend your legs out straight in front keeping your hips up and core tight
With your arms extended, pull your body in towards your hands keeping your elbows slightly tucked. Exhale as you pull up
Slowly lower back down to the start position
Muscles worked: Abs and shoulders
Position suspension trainer in a low position (at ankle height)
Hook both feet into the handles and extend your body out into a plank position
Bring both knees in towards your chest, exhaling as you pull in
Slowly extend your legs back to the start position
Muscles worked: Back and core
Position suspension trainer in high position
Extend your arms out in front keeping your palms facing each other
Pull the handles away from each other, bringing your chest forward finishing in a T shape
Slowly bring your hands back in to centre and lower your body down to the start position