Functional Training

Functional training prepares you for the movements you perform in everyday life. If you want to move, feel and look better, you should train your body holistically and respect the way it moves and functions naturally. That means that instead of basing your workouts around isolated, bodybuilding style exercises performed sitting down on machines, you should stand up to train and use a balance of movements that simultaneously tax multiple muscle groups and incorporate all three planes of motion.

What is Functional Training:
Functional training helps provide you with the strength, stability, power, mobility, endurance and flexibility that you need to thrive as you move through your life and sports. You use basic functional movement patterns like pushing, pulling, hinging, squatting, rotating, carrying and  gait patterns (walking and running) every day. Functional training utilizes exercises that improve your movement proficiency in these primary patterns to give you an edge and enhance your performance so you can achieve your goals safely and with good health.

Why is Functional Training Important:
Life is unpredictable and unstable. So why would you develop your training using stable and predictable routines and equipment? No matter your fitness goal, treat variety and practical application as critical components of your training. You don’t live in a vacuum, so why would you train in one?

Why you should use TRX for Functional Training:
TRX Training challenges the entire body in every plane of motion with versatile, scalable tools that anyone, anywhere can use to perform exercises that improve movement on the field or in life.


Appropriate for Anybody

Any sport

Any athlete

Any goal

Any fitness level


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Functional Suspension Training and TRX 01.28.13 Suspension Training Before you get too deep into a TRX training regimen you may want a little background on exactly how and why Suspension Training and body weight exercise is such an effective way to build total body athleticism. Strength training utilizing...
How to Warm It Up 01.26.13 TRX 101 Your grade school P.E. teacher told you: warm up to prevent injuries. He was right. But there's more to it than that. An effective pre-workout routine helps to prime the body by:   ● Waking up and preparing the neuromuscular...
Rip Training for Hockey 01.03.13 Rip Training Improve your hockey game and slice up the ice with this TRX Rip Training workout from Director of Rip Training, Pete Holman, as featured on Stack.  Hockey players must perform a hockey conditioning program that focuses on strength,...
Rip Training for Basketball 12.11.12 Rip Training Improve your basketball game with this TRX Rip Training workout from inventor of the Rip Trainer Pete Holman, as featured on Stack.   Basketball players are fast, explosive athletes–which is why so many can dunk the ball...
TRX Functional Core Training Workout 02.02.12 Sports Medicine The TRX Suspension Trainer provides many variations for training the trunk stabilizers. Here, Dr. Jennifer Reiner works with professional MMA fighter Kerry Vera, who is returning from a lumbar disc and compression fracture injury. Utilizing the TRX,...
TRX & Kettlebell Fusion Workout for... 05.17.11 Exercise Library Watch strength coach Josh Henkin shows you some movements combining kettlebells with the TRX Suspension Trainer, to create exercises that are dynamic, powerful and purposeful! Josh examines why combining these two training methods will allow...
Barefoot Training with TRX 01.17.11 TRX 101 Master the Spread and Foot Fists Going shoeless for TRX Training or slipping into minimal sneaks that allow your feet to articulate as they would if they were barefoot can help you get the same critical feedback and movement enhancement from...
Suspension Training and Sandbags: A... 01.14.11 TRX 101 Today's blog post contains an audio interview between the founder of Ultimate Sandbag, Josh Henkin and TRX Director of Human Performance Chris Frankel. Read on for a guest post from Josh and then listen to the interview as Josh explains how...