Why I added TRX and suspension training to my workout routine

TRX is an abbreviation for Total Resistance Exercises and refers to a type of specialist suspension training kit. It uses the user’s body weight and gravity to work out while also improving flexibility, balance, core stability, and strength. According to the TRX creators, this groundbreaking suspension training technique was created after extensive research involving various athletes, coaches, military personnel, and academic organizations.

If you don’t have access to a gym, the TRX is a great way to supplement your training. I’m here to tell you about the TRX benefits from my point of view, and here’s what I enjoy about this unique and compact training equipment.

Increases Strength and Corrects Muscle Imbalances

When it comes to improving muscular strength, the benefits of TRX are obvious. One of the primary benefits of suspension training is how fast and easily it prepares the muscles, particularly when you are using your own body weight as the main type of resistance rather than free weights, which is a more natural way of exercising.

As a fitness enthusiast, I find this to be one of the most useful TRX benefits. As the digital lifestyle becomes increasingly widespread, most individuals find up sitting a lot. The usual body position is no longer synergetic to its natural posture when there is little movement. As a result, a lot of imbalance develops in the body, resulting in some muscles being very tight and overactive while leaving other muscles weak and inactive.

As a result, many people are unable to do even simple movements like a squat. It is much easier to teach students proper squat form while using a TRX. They can, in fact, practice squats at greater depths. This is because, by holding on to the TRX, individuals can use their arms to compensate for their weaker muscles. And, before you get up and down, let me clarify that this is not cheating; it is referred to as ‘offsetting’ your weight. I have a weak shoulder and spend my evenings utilizing TRX suspension exercise to restore my posture.

It’s an intense full body workout!

An excellent full-body workout is the Holy Grail of any gym visit, but finding one can be challenging. Because there is no changeover between machines or different types of equipment, one of the key TRX benefits is that it works the complete body with no bother. This adaptability stems from the TRX’s “Three Resistances,” which allow you to take practically any workout from very easy to very strenuous.

TRX RESISTANCE TYPES:

  • Vector Resistance – determined by your body’s angle.
  • Depending on the position of your feet, you will experience stability resistance.
  • Pendulum Resistance – altering the TRX’s angle.

When the TRX pushup becomes too simple, I can try it on one foot utilizing the stability resistance, or I can use vector resistance by putting my feet further back to place more weight in my hand, so increasing the stress in those muscles.

A full-body workout would normally take hours of switching between equipment and devising elaborate exercise regimens.

It would almost probably necessitate a professional gym (or a very expensive home gym setup), but this is where TRX workouts shine. The ability to work on your entire body with positive outcomes in terms of strength and muscle building with a single piece of equipment is a significant benefit.

Low Impact and safe for every life stage

Another significant (and probably most underappreciated) advantage of TRX suspension exercise is its low-impact nature.

While this may not appear to be the case, especially when you see the cables straining against a tree in the park or a heavy anchor point in the gym, we can promise you that one of the most significant benefits of this exercise method is the minimum impact on your body. TRX is thus ideal for almost everyone, including beginners, the elderly, and anyone who has suffered from an injury or has joint difficulties.

Being able to control your workout simply by shifting your body angle ensures that you never put too much strain on your joints and that your muscles are never overworked. Every workout may be made as difficult as you want it to be. This is unusual, which is why many people choose a TRX workout over other workouts.

The technique puts you in perfect harmony with your motions and teaches you where your boundaries are and how to properly navigate them. Because there is no external resistance source, it is very difficult to over-push and produce excessive strain, which is another of the many advantages for novices.

When comparing the benefits and drawbacks of TRX, it’s vital to keep impact in mind. If you’ve had previous injuries or problems with joint pain, you’ll almost certainly benefit from this training regimen. It’s a low-impact form of exercise, so you’ll be able to stay fit and work on your body without risking injury.

Nicholas Lin

Nick is a multi-faceted, entrepreneur, restauranteur, and luxury curator. Passionate about wine, good food, fitness and travel, Nick left his management consulting job in New York City to pursue his passions for food and started a chain of sit-down restaurants in Singapore. After exiting the F&B business in 2019, he began to explore his other passions for fine wines, luxury travel, and a healthy lifestyle. Nick obtained WSET level 2 and attends numerous wine masterclasses each year. He writes about a myriad of topics and aspires to produce films in the very near future.

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