FROM THE VAULT: We think the TRX kills it at keeping anyone in great shape. But we're often asked how to integrate other fitness tools into your TRX workouts. Here, TRX Head of Human Performance Chris Frankel shows how pairing the TRX with kettlebells will help you build strength and explosive power.
In this video, Chris starts with an easy warm up using a foundational movement, the Kettlebell Swing, and then combines the kettlebell with three TRX exercises (TRX Lunge, TRX Side Lunge and TRX Power Pull) to create some hard-hitting hybrid movements that challenge your stability and flexibility but also your lower body strength and power. Chris throws some rotational work into the mix, which is a big focus in just about any field and court sport, and adds progressions of each movement so you can work at your current fitness level… and beyond. Using the TRX with kettlebells allows you to train several modalities at once (flexibility, mobility, strength, power, rotation, etc), opening up new performance opportunities. These moves are guaranteed to take things up a notch in your training!
As the resident TRX Professor, Chris Frankel draws from over 25 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach. He earned an MS in Exercise Physiology from the University of New Mexico, where he is currently completing his doctorate in Exercise Science. Before taking the position of Director of Programming at TRX, Chris was an instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences at the University of New Mexico.