Top 3 Ways to Use A Suspension Trainer

Top 3 Ways to Use A Suspension Trainer

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There are many reasons the TRX Suspension Trainer is all you'll need for your complete home gym, but in this video, TRX Head of Human Performance Chris Frankel narrows it down to just three. Watch the video to see what Chris considers the top three reasons you need to be training your clients and athletes on the TRX.

The TRX is unparalleled when it comes to the following:

1) Core training.

Your center of gravity is located just above your hips along the midline of the body. Changing body positions shifts your center of gravity. The body uses muscular strength and coordination to control its center of gravity during movement. Suspension Training bodyweight exercise is designed to intentionally displace your center of gravity, activating the core musculature during every exercise to stabilize and balance the body in a truly functional way.

2) Pulling exercises.

It's one of the oldest bodybuilding methods, but it works big-time. Pulling exercises allow you to train all of the muscles involved in pulling (back, biceps, rear delts, traps, forearms, hamstrings) together at once, so you're really lighting up your entire posterior chain. With the TRX Suspension Trainer, you're pulling your entire bodyweight, plus you can add an exterior load if you want an additional challenge. The Suspension Trainer requires you to integrate the entire posterior chain with the pulling moves--hip extension combined with torso stability and pulling from the back. Hard to beat it!

3) Unilateral training.

Unilateral training is important to help identify muscle imbalances and/or weakness, which can lead to injury. Research has found that about 65 percent of injuries--both athletic and lifestyle-related--come from overuse, which is repetitive use of joints that are rendered dysfunctional by muscular imbalances. The simplest way to avoid muscle imbalance is to choose exercises that strengthen opposing muscle groups or perform unilateral training. Enter, the TRX Suspension Trainer.