What are the unique benefits of the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER and the TRX RIP TRAINER? Which should you use for cardio, metabolic conditioning and explosive power, and which should you use for developing total body strength and an impenetrable core? Whether you decide to use them alone or together, these two tools can be the perfect complement for each other. But, before you make the decision, here is all you need to know about our TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER, the TRX RIP TRAINER, and mounting your product using the TRX XMOUNT.
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TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER
For building total body strength, core stability and mobility, the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER is ideal. You can load the body and focus on executing controlled movements under high tension in order to develop a strong athletic base to which you can add explosive power. Think of it like building a house: the work you are doing on the TRX are the foundation and framework you are going to build on.
TRX RIP TRAINER
To utilize that foundation for explosive power, metabolic conditioning or a cardiovascular challenge, the TRX RIP TRAINER is the way to go. Because it utilizes elastic resistance, the RIP TRAINER allows you to build speed at the beginning of an exercise, and forces you to control a high tension load at the end range of motion (excellent for speed training). This is different from the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER, which is all about controlling a high tension load through the full range of motion. Also because the TRX RIP TRAINER provides an asymmetrical load, most movements are going to require a rotational or anti-rotational component.
Many exercises can be performed on both tools. Regardless of the tool, those exercises require core stability for distal mobility, and both challenge stability by incorporating different planes of motion. However, a chest press on the TRX RIP TRAINER becomes an explosive, rotational full body movement, whereas it’s about focused control of a high tension load on the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER. The choice is yours.
While both the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER and the TRX RIP TRAINER are designed with a portable anchor point that can be used anywhere—such as over a door or around a tree or pole—many athletes prefer the increased performance options that come with the permanent TRX XMOUNT. When used overheard with the TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER, the TRX XMOUNT allows you to chase more challenging angles and resistance levels than the standard TRX DOOR ANCHOR. With the TRX RIP TRAINER, the TRX XMOUNT can be mounted on a wall, helping you hone your lateral rotational movements.
When it comes to TRX resistance training, there's no wrong decision: TRX SUSPENSION TRAINER or TRX RIP TRAINER; TRX XMOUNT or TRX DOOR ANCHOR. TRX tools are designed to help you progress your workouts and improve performance.