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10 Reasons To Try TRX

Posted Dec 01 2009 10:03pm

Hey everyone! On the 2nd day of TRX-MAS, I thought I’d give to you: an article on the benefits of training with this amazing piece of exercise equipment. I know, it’s not very sing-songy, but I think you’ll get the point.

For the better part of the last year and a half, I have been training with the TRX. Like all exercises, diets and workouts, I was very skeptical at first. For a month after I started working here, I just walked by this mysterious black and yellow strap. I went through a mental list of pluses and negatives. It wasn’t until Ian conned me into giving it a try, that I really started to take it seriously.

As you know, I have trained in several martial arts. My favorite is Wing Chun Kung Fu. Wing Chun works on natural body positioning and a very tenuous, practical strength, that is easily transferable into explosive power. For years, I fought the battle of conventional exercise vs. natural movement and power. I love exercise, but I also love having that explosive pliability that Wing Chun provides.

So there I was; it was my workout day, and I was staring down the TRX. It wasn’t high noon, but there was about to be a showdown. I began with squats and rows—ouch! The splendor and glory of the “burn”, had come to visit me. Rep after rep, exercise after exercise, I twisted, jumped, pushed, pulled and transitioned my way into an incredible workout. What was even more astonishing, is that I felt blasted, but not bulky and cumbersome. I had found my new milieu, and it was going to change my ideas about exercise forever.

In light of all that I have experienced, and with the recent 12 Days of TRX-MAS competition, I thought you would like a little more insight as to the benefits. So here they are, the top 10 reasons for trying the TRX:

  1. Utilize natural body positioning to strengthen.
  2. Develop a tensile type of strength.
  3. Work power and isolation movements.
  4. Cardio, as well as strength.
  5. Plyometric exercise.
  6. Take it on vacation.
  7. Anchor it almost anywhere.
  8. Utilize various angles and ranges of motion.
  9. Maximize your workout time.
  10. Because I suggested it, and I would never steer you in the wrong direction.
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