TRX Suspension Training System.. Have you tried it?

  • kittar

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    Jun 22, 2010 11:22 PM GMT
    At my university's gym, they have started offering a group fitness class that uses the TRX suspension system. For those of you unfamiliar with this, as I was previously, you can check out pictures and get an idea of how it works here:

    http://www.fitnessanywhere.com/

    This thing is AWESOME! Because of its adjustability and the way it's set up, you can really work a LOT of muscles/groups. I just finished my second 30-minute session (all you need to have sore muscles and a sweaty forehead (if you're just beginning working out again like me)).

    I just thought I'd share this with you and see what your reactions were.. If anyone has tried the system before, what are your favorite sets? If you don't know about it, maybe you can look and see if any of your local gyms have programs that utilize it, or perhaps you can encourage them to begin such programs.


    Have a great day
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    Jun 23, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    We use them extensively in the sports training facility where I'm an intern, so I'm required to be well-versed in their use. They are truly awesome.
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    Jun 23, 2010 12:29 AM GMT
    My co-worker is certified in the T-Rex's.

    They're amazing. I do P90X and take her Boot Camp and these things kick my ass from here to kingdom come every single time. LOVE IT.
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    Jun 23, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    my trainer throws some TRX exercises into my routine occasionally. They're good, but you really have to watch your form. Very intense.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Jun 23, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Been using it with my trainer for a couple of month's. Good workout, really forces you to maintain some balance, good core workout as well. He told me it's given to Marines to use because you can set it up pretty much anywhere.

    It kind of replaces blast straps, but it is much more adjustable.
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    Jun 23, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    I use gymnastic rings
  • Webster666

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    Jun 23, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Was it P.T. Barnum who said that there's a sucker born every minute ?

    This strap (THAT'S ALL IT IS, A STRAP !!!) allows you to get close to ZERO exercise.

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  • westdave

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    Jun 23, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    TRX is awesome! I am certified to teach it (certified back in 2007). It's not for the faint at heart though!

    Dave
    ACE/NASM CPT
  • kittar

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    Jun 23, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWas it P.T. Barnum who said that there's a sucker born every minute ?

    This strap (THAT'S ALL IT IS, A STRAP !!!) allows you to get close to ZERO exercise.

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  • calibro

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    Jun 23, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    Those are for exercise!?! icon_cry.gif

    ...I was hoping they were some sort of new sex/bondage toy the muscle-ly boys at the gym would use on me....
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    Jun 23, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Yes kills my abs like CRAZY love the damn thingicon_razz.gif
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    Jun 23, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    Ya I teach with them at the university, ADORE IT.
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    Jun 23, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    TRX is fantastic way to add some variety to your exercise routine. It was developed by Navy Seals and will challenge your body in completely different ways. In addition, it will provide the best stretching that you've ever experienced.

    You've gotta give it a try, find a class if you can, lots of fun to do with a group. Light enough to take when you travel.

    Do a search on You-Tube and Google to see some of the routines.
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 23, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWas it P.T. Barnum who said that there's a sucker born every minute ?

    This strap (THAT'S ALL IT IS, A STRAP !!!) allows you to get close to ZERO exercise.

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    Have you tried it? Or are you just saying that because you don't think it works?
  • Abc123456

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    Jun 23, 2010 4:05 AM GMT
    Nevermind. This looks dumb. Any of the exercises you can do with the TRX you can do with a chair, or a wall... If you want to build size, I don't think this is the way to go...


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    Jun 23, 2010 4:06 AM GMT
    dash3echo saidNevermind. This looks dumb. Any of the exercises you can do with the TRX you can do with a chair, or a wall... If you want to build size, I don't think this is the way to go...

    Not everyone is into size. in fact, I see a weekly crowd of 35 people who just want to stay healthy, get toned, and have fun.
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    Jun 23, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    dash3echo said

    Then grab a chair and a bosu ball for a fraction the price.


    You can't imitate the leverage or controlled instability with those. You haven't tried it yourself have you.
  • kittar

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    Jun 23, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    dash3echo said
    Pinny said
    dash3echo saidNevermind. This looks dumb. Any of the exercises you can do with the TRX you can do with a chair, or a wall... If you want to build size, I don't think this is the way to go...

    Not everyone is into size. in fact, I see a weekly crowd of 35 people who just want to stay healthy, get toned, and have fun.


    Then grab a chair and a bosu ball for a fraction the price.



    My TRX class is free for university students.
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    Jun 23, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    I've been dying to try these things for months... I've only found one small, private personal training studio in Toronto that offers it so far, but there's at least one guy at my gym who brings his own set with him (which can be annoying when he ties it to a piece of equipment that other people could actually be using). When I get back from holiday in July I may just have to break down and buy a set...
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    Jun 23, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    dash3echo saidThen grab a chair and a bosu ball for a fraction the price.

    Unfortunately, a chair and a BOSU can't come close to the degree which TRX can engage stabilizing muscles. I teach an hour long BOSU class and I know that the TRX is a lot more engaging that my little blue half-sphere.
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    Why am I just now learning about this TRX thing? icon_eek.gif
    I need that!
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:38 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidWhy am I just now learning about this TRX thing? icon_eek.gif
    I need that!


    You have one, Paul.....only now they've given it a fancy name.icon_twisted.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif


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    Sorry...just joking ya!
  • marbataurus

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    Jul 28, 2010 6:49 PM GMT
    Full body training using TRX is not about how fast and how many reps you can do. Proper form for core strength and stability is the key.

    Fit, strong, muscular guys only realized how they have so little control of their own body once they try some basic moves on a none stable plane. TRX is a simple piece of equipment. And people can always find alternatives to train the same way TRX can offer, if they know what it is about. It's not the length or price or material of this equipment that makes the difference. One can use two strong ropes with three adjustable length handles and do the same exercise. You can spend money to buy one with great design concept. Or you can make one your own. The training itself is what really matters.

    My coach gave me TRX + kettlebell training twice a week. Simple move going for 60 seconds and on to the next for another 60 seconds... Try 10 moves none stop. I promise you will want to take a rest after five minutes with it. Now imagine do that cycle for 5 rounds. ha! You are gonna love to hear the words "We are done".
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    Aug 20, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    My trainer (an ex-marine) has incorporated TRX into my core program. OMG, OUCH!!! lol. Its not hard, but trying to keep yourself stabilized/balanced IS the workout!

    So much fun though... i actually look forward to my training sessions now.