TRX Workout: Bodyweight Resistance Training

There’s a piece of fitness equipment for everything, I’ve tried a few but most I let pass me by – people are definitely trying to make a quick buck with the crazy pointless equipment that comes out. One piece of fitness equipment I do love is the TRX Trainer so I’ve filmed a video for you ‘TRX Workout: Bodyweight Resistance Training!’

The TRX trainer is such a simple idea, thanks to the introduction of angles you can work muscles in different ways to when you’re fully vertical or horizontal. Let’s get straight into it!

The Workout

Make sure you’re fully warmed up, I’d recommend a 5 minute warm-up including dynamic stretching, mobility and some low impact cardio to get the blood pumping and make sure you hit the whole body as you’re be using all muscle groups in this workout.

Timing

Let’s keep this really simple and time everything, instead of working in reps. Have an interval timer set on your phone or look at the clock in the gym.

All sets are 40 seconds, with a 20 second rest.

Exercises

  • 3 x sets of Plyometric Lunges
  • 3 x sets of Squat Jumps
  • 3 x sets of Inverted Rows
  • 3 x sets of Bicep Curls
  • 3 x sets of Tricep Extensions
  • 3 x sets of Push-Ups
  • 3 x sets of Ab Jackknife & Oblique Twists

Note: On the Inverted Rows I start in pronated grip when my arms are extended, then I rotate my hands into neutral grip, which helps to keep my elbows nice & close to the side of my body.

Just as important as your warm-up…is your cool down. I love stretching at the end of my session, it’s a great time to have a check-in with how my body is feeling after the workout. Which muscles need a little more attention and if you can have at least 1 minute in child’s pose you’ll feel so chilled out.

Here are all the muscles I stretch out after a session like this:

  • Hamstrings
  • Glutes
  • Hip Flexors
  • Quads
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Abs

 

I hope you enjoy the workout, comment below to let me know what your favourite TRX exercises are too! 

Lucy x

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