My senior season playing college soccer a new piece of exercise equipment was added to our weight room. It was then that I first developed a love/hate relationship with the TRX suspension training system. Doing pushups with these was no joke! Until recently, I had not used this equipment since my days as a collegiete athlete. They are not exactly commonplace in most gyms. However, while back in New England visiting my family earlier this summer, the gym I was working out at (Global Fitness Center) did have them available in their personal training room. Lucky for me, a friend happens to be a personal trainer at this gym, so I was able to sweet talk him in to reintroducing me to some TRX workouts! I enjoyed switching up my workout for the day by using this equipment, and if they were more commonplace in workout facilities I would use them more often. I like the seemingly limitless exercises that can be done and the fact that most require core stabilization in addition to whatever muscles you are primarily targeting. Here are pictures of some of the exercises he put me through! To see all of the pictures, “Like” the Dine, Dash, and Deadlift Facebook Page.
Big thanks to my trainer for the day, Chris Trefry, CSCS who is also certified in both TRX and Crossfit. Bonus to training with Chris is that he majored in Exercise Physiology and minored in Nutrition in college – and therefore nerdy science talk (something I love) was plentiful! To obtain more information on TRX Suspension Training visit the website, here.
Do you currently or have you ever used the TRX Suspension Training system? What was your experience like? If not, would you ever consider giving it a try?