TRX Suspension Trainer – Penn State Health University Fitness Center

TRX Suspension Trainer – Penn State Health University Fitness Center


The TRX Suspension Trainer
is the UFC’s newest piece of equipment. It uses body weight as
resistance against gravity to increase strength, endurance,
balance, coordination, flexibility, power, and core
stability all at the same time. It’s appropriate for people of
all ages and fitness abilities since adjustments are
easily made to the exercise to get the desired
degree of difficulty. Jen is going to demonstrate
three different exercises on the TRX. The first exercise
is the chest press. Jen is facing away
from the anchor point and is going to position
her feet at shoulder width and start with her arms extended
in front at chest height. For the movement, Jen will lower
the chest towards the hands while maintaining alignment. This exercise is great
for strengthening the chest, triceps,
shoulders, and core stability. Exercise 2 is the
single-leg squat. Jen is facing the anchor
point with the arms extended in front. For the movement, Jen
will pick up one leg before lowering into the squat. This exercise works
the legs and glutes while also
challenging stability. The TRX allows a
greater range of motion in lower body
exercises such as this because the percentage
of the body weight is unloaded onto the TRX,
which means less stress placed on the body. Exercise 3 is the
suspended crunch. Jen is facing away
from the anchor point and has positioned the feet into
the foot cradles with the toes down and will position the
body in a plank position. For the movement, Jen
will engage her abdominals and lift the knees
in towards the chest. This exercise can be done from
the forearms or from the hands. Both variations
strengthen and challenge the core and lower body.

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