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How to Add Resistance to Your Rip Training Workout

Posted on Sun, 13 Nov 2011 10:00:00 -08:00

How to Add Resistance to Your Rip Training Workout


Watch TRX Director of Rip Training, Pete Holman, teach you how to challenge your obliques, arms, legs, core and shoulders while getting an intense metabolic workout by applying the concept of vector resistance to your Rip Training workouts. Vector resistance as you may remember from the TRX Principles of Progression , is determined by one’s position relative to the anchor point. With Rip Training, there are several unique ways to instantly scale exercises using vector resistance.

  1. Move closer or farther away from the anchor point. This may seem like a no brainer, but seriously, it needs to be said. The farther away you are from the anchor, the grater your resistance is going to be. Notice that Jamie determines how far back he needs to be by finding his end range of motion first and adjust his distance accordingly.

  2. Moving the bar closer or farther from the body. The farther you extend the bar away from your body at the end range of motion, the harder an exercise will be. Notice how much harder the Rip Pitchfork becomes when Jamie locks out his elbows out, pushing the bar away from him. In effect this decreases your leverage relative to the axis of rotation.

  3. Similarly, you can adjust the difficulty of an exercise by narrowing your grip, bringing the hands closer together and farther from the resistance chord. Notice how much harder it is for Jamie to hold the bar at the end range of motion with a narrow grip rather than a wide grip.
  4. Lastly, if you have done all the above and the exercise is still not hard enough, you may have earned you progression to a heavier resistance chord, which can be purchased here!

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