TRX has been a round for a while, apparently innovating the industry. But is all the hype really true?
Training with ropes isn’t really new and rumor has it that it was introduced to US soldiers serving during the Iraq war in an effort to keep them fit and fight the boredom inherent to being stationed in a brown tent, wearing brown fatigues and staring at a brown desert all day long.
The range of exercises that can be performed with TRX is only limited to your imagination and this form of resistance has a few unique features that set TRX apart. First of all, since most of the basic exercises involve leaning and working against gravity, a great deal of the stability needed to perform the movements correctly will come from your core. This area is highly targeted and you’ll notice a visible improvement in that in your core function and stability from the very beginning.
Secondly, you’ll look better, your posture will be greatly improved as well. No more shoulder slouching or lower back over extending as TRX training, and functional training, truly promote a healthy posture due to the very nature of the range of exercises they have.
OLD GYMS ARE OLD
Traditional bodybuilding, or lifting won’t yield the same results because your body doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain proper form during movement in a fixed position. To picture this, first think of the typical gym: cramped with machines designed to make you work your muscles separately, sometimes going as far as dividing small muscle groups into even smaller segments to make extra sure you DON’T train any other muscle.
Depending on your goal, functional fitness helps you develop strength and capacity across all fitness domains to help you improve daily life and get stronger stronger and leaner in the process..
TRX turns your whole body comprised of hundreds of muscles into one, unique muscle that is to be trained holistically. The experience is truly an eye-opener and unless you’re a hardcore bodybuilder (in that case, this blog won’t suit your needs), you eventually will embrace functional training and get rid of your existing gym memberships.
TRX is a super versatile, effective tool with a multitude of benefits:
1. Light and easy to travel with
2. Full Body training
3. Corrective and great for rehab
4. Focus on posterior chain – most exercises are ‘pulling’ movements
5. Engage the CORE – You need core for every movement
6. Consistent Resistance – Tip: Work on temp and isometric holds 🙂
7. Adjustable quickly to suit all body types and level of fitness
Trying it is loving it! Test is for free today at Bangkok’s leading personal trainers at Aspire: Call us now here 02 229 4114 or email us for a complimentary session.