TRX MOVES OF THE WEEK: MOVE WITH MOM
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TRX Moves of the Week is brought to you by Shana Verstegen, TRX Master Instructor and mother of two! This week, Shana shows us how to add load (like her kids!) to two commonly performed TRX exercises: TRX Hip Press and TRX Squat. 
 
It is important to note that having the ability to do these movements safely and properly is essential before adding any type of load, whether that be dumbbells, kettlebells or in this case, children. Please be aware of your space and the safety of your children while performing these exercises.
 
Exercise #1: TRX Hip Press with Kid
  • Adjust the straps to mid-calf length
  • Lay on the ground, facing the anchor point
  • Place your heels into the foot cradles, bend your knees to 90 degrees, and place a small child (or weighted object) on your hips
  • Squeeze your glutes to drive your hips up until they are in line with your knees and shoulders
  • Lower your hips down to the ground until they tap gently on the ground or on your mat, then repeat
woman doing hip press exercise in gym on TRX Suspension Trainer
woman doing hip press exercise in gym with child on TRX Suspension Trainer
 
Exercise #2: TRX Squat with Kid
  • Adjust the straps to mid-length
  • Stand facing the anchor point with your arms slightly out in front of you
  • Safely hold your child (or weight) on your back, or supported in a well-fitted baby carrier 
  • Bend your knees, hips, and ankles to drop your hips down as low as you safely can
  • Squeeze from your glutes again and return to the starting position!
woman performing TRX Squat in gym while carrying child on her back
woman performing TRX Squat in gym while carrying child on her back
 
Thanks for checking out TRX Moves of the Week and be sure to tune in next week for more moves!

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