Welcome back to TRX Moves of the Week! This is Part 2 of a Three-Part Series: GET UP, STAND UP. If you missed Part 1, check it out here!
Today we are going to use the Pendulum Principle to decompress our joints and lengthen our tissues! In TRX, the Pendulum Principle allows us to increase the intensity of many of our favorite TRX exercises by moving closer to, or further away from our anchor point, which is where we mount our TRX Suspension Trainer.
Begin with the TRX Suspension Trainer lengthened to mid-calf. With your heels in, move your body away from your anchor point, lay back and relax.
Allow your body to be heavy and enjoy the traction effect brought to you by the pendulum principle. To further decompress your body, extend both arms overhead and bend your body right and left. As you bend sideways, maintain length on both sides of your body. From there, you can add even more intensity by grasping your left wrist with your right hand, then pull gently on the left hand while bending to the right.
Use this routine to get out of your chair, away from your computer, kids, dogs, or whatever is occupying the majority of your time.
Self-care is so important, so taking as little as five minutes to yourself each day could be a mental and physical game changer.
Thanks for tuning in to this episode of TRX Moves of the Week and be sure to check in next week as we round out this three-part series with an anti-sitting flow.
Chris Nentarz currently lives in Buffalo, NY and has over 20 years' experience as a Physical Therapist and movement coach. Chris has been a part of the TRX movement for 10 years and running and is proud to be a TRX Master Instructor. His passion for helping people and his interest in all things movement shine through in his informative and effective sessions. Stay connected with Chris @cnentarz.