History has given us a number of memorable pairs. Antony and Cleopatra. Abbott and Costello. Peanut butter and jelly. Lewis and Clark. Netflix and chill. Now, there’s one more duo to add to that list: the TRX Duo TrainerTM and the TRX Suspension TrainerTM.
If the TRX Suspension Trainer and traditional gymnastics rings had a baby, that child would be the TRX Duo Trainer. Created in partnership with Kelly Starrett DPT — best-selling author, coach, and co-founder of the MobilityWOD — the Duo Trainer is an innovation on a proven approach to body weight training that helps you tap into greater levels of strength, mobility, endurance, and power to help you reach your training goals.
The idea for the Duo Trainer was born after Starrett explained to Chris Frankel, TRX’s Head of Human Performance, there were some exercises and positions that were more challenging on the TRX Suspension Trainer yet these same exercises and positions were themselves foundational movements in strength and conditioning. Frankel and Starrett recognized the opportunity, and they teamed up to bring more accessible strength and conditioning techniques to traditional fitness markets. “It’s hard to improve on gymnastic rings,” Starrett states, “but what we’ve come up with is a more utilitarian, flexible design that does a lot of things better than the gymnastic rings and still gets rings into the hands of fitness enthusiasts.”
The most noticeable difference between the Duo Trainer and the Suspension Trainer is the dual anchor points vs. the single anchor point design of the TRX Suspension Trainer. Thanks to that second anchor point, the Duo expands on the TRX library of exercise to optimize exercises like chest press, dips, pull-ups and muscle-ups. The Duo Trainer comes in two lengths to accommodate anchoring heights: a long option (for heights of 10–12 feet) or a short option (for heights of 8–10 feet).
For hundreds of years, gymnastic rings have been a staple in strength and conditioning programs. The TRX Duo Trainer is taking the gymnastic rings a step further by increasing the exercise possibilities for athletes of all levels. It combines TRX's straight-handle design and signature foot cradles, with the benefits of ring training to create a more functional design. The Duo's Mobile Grips are ideal for performing full body weight loaded exercises such as pull-ups and toes-to-bar, and the easy to adjust Infinity Anchors & Loops provide seamless transitions to accommodate people of different sizes and abilities. Plus, just like the Suspension Trainer, the Duo Trainer is a breeze to pack and set up, so you can take it practically anywhere.
When you’re ready to take your workouts up a notch, the TRX Duo TrainerTM will target your muscles in an entirely new way. This pair of straps is about to become your new favorite training partner.