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TRX Suspension Training Improves Core Stability and Body Strength

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TRX Suspension Training Improves Core Stability and Body Strength

TRX® Suspension Training® was born in the Navy SEALs as a form of bodyweight exercise SEALs could use to develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability. With the portable training tool, the TRX Suspension Trainer, SEALs could get a strength and flexibility workout no matter where they were, be it on a ship or in a remote location.

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a full-body strength training strap system that hangs from a stable point of contact (tree branch, ceiling, sturdy overhead pipe or beam). Users can perform hundreds of exercises with the system, which leverages gravity and bodyweight, while remaining in complete control of your body position and resistance.

“Because the TRX system is self-adjustable, with a little instruction, anyone can use the system, no matter his or her fitness level,” says Cooper Fitness Center Director of Fitness Mary Edwards. People who are fit and active, as well as elderly individuals or people with mobility issues can benefit from TRX Suspension Training. By decreasing the angle of body position, the workout becomes easier as gravity resistance is lessened. The sharper the angle, the more challenging the exercise.

TRX is available at Cooper Fitness Center during Small Group Training. Cooper Fitness Professional Fitness Trainers also use TRX with clients as a warm-up or for mobility and stretching.

All Cooper Fitness Center Professional Fitness Trainers are certified in TRX Suspension Training. During TRX classes at Cooper Fitness Center, instructors give a short explanation of how to adjust the system and how to the position body in regard to fitness level; encouraging beginners to start with small angles.

“TRX is a great fitness modality to use,” says Edwards. “Typically when we exercise, we are in contact with the ground or working against some sort of fixed point and relying on that limited, fixed point.” TRX requires using the upper body, core and glutes to stabilize the body throughout the workout. “It’s very good for improving core stability and overall body strength,” she added. “As you get stronger, you will feel more in control of your own body weight.”

If you are looking to add variety to your workout, try TRX. It is different than any other form of exercise and presents a unique challenge, unlike any other workout.

Article provided by Cooper Aerobics Marketing and Communications.