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Coach Jess
5:00 AM

TRX Newbie

Before I started at FUNction and FITness my only knowledge of TRX was “those strap things that you can do a ton of exercises on.” I had never touched the straps, had no idea what exercises could be done with them, and definitely didn’t have a clue as to how to adjust them. In every sense of the word, I was a “newbie.”

And to be honest, despite the fact that I work with them every single day, I still kind of consider myself a newbie - but at least one that knows how to get into the foot cradles… kinda.

As explained on the TRX website, the TRX Suspension Trainer is “a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.” It’s those hundreds of exercises that make me feel like “newbie,” and why I continue to be impressed by what the TRX straps can do for both my training and your training.

We can talk at length about bodyweight training (and I’m sure we will in a later blog post), but the TRX straps are one of the most effective tools out there when it comes to this form of training. You can literally set it up anywhere (just check out Coach Ara training in the park), and you can also train every part of your body on it - from arms, to legs, to core, and everything in between - including all those joints in between. From TRX Chest Presses to TRX Oblique Crunches, you can get a full body workout with one tool. Let’s not lie, that’s kind of awesome.

So if you’re still on the fence about “those straps,” or if you still don’t know how to get in “those straps,” let any of us know. As always, we’re here to help!

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