August 29, 2017
TRX may have been developed for training Navy SEALs, but you don't have to be in secret-weapon shape to work out with it. The concept of suspension training is very basic: two cables on your feet or hands partially suspending your body and using your body weight as resistance. The muscle groups you work as well as how hard you work them all depend on the positioning of your body on the cables. So if you're curious about those odd-looking straps hanging around, read on to find out more about a TRX workout.
1. It's for anyone: So who should do TRX? Everyone! Randy Hetrick, founder of TRX says, "People who like yoga and Pilates tend to like TRX because there are some crossovers. But it's also great for runners, cyclists, or anyone who is an endurance athlete and wants to have more strength training." Even reluctant "power lifters" are usually swayed by the workout once they see how effective it can be at building functional muscle.
2. It's beginner-friendly: Another reason to try a TRX class — it's easy to tweak exercises to your own level of difficulty and ramp up when necessary. TRX is a user-defined tool. You determine how hard or how easy you really want to go. So really advanced or novice beginners can work out in the same class and get the results they want.
3. The cardio-strength training connection: It's not just your muscles that you're working. TRX movements target different parts of your body while also raising your heartbeat. Most exercises done on the TRX integrate so many muscles which requires more oxygen. This increases your heartbeat and breathing as you hold a move or complete your reps. This transforms TRX exercises into maximally efficient and highly integrated strength and cardio moves.
4. It beats boredom: Two suspension straps — infinite ways to use them. You can do it all with TRX, from lunges to planks to upper body resistance exercises. And the best part? Your workouts can change as many times as you want them to. That means that both your mind and your body will stay challenged with all the ways you can mix up your workouts.
If you've never done TRX, come sign up for one of our classes at the Y. Spots are filling up fast! Our certified instructors can teach you the proper form without injuring yourself and how to successfully progress on the TRX. Please feel free to contact Member Services Desk if you have any questions.
Fall I: September 5 - October 29
Fall II: October 30 - December 24
Registration for Members opens August 7th.
|Wednesday||8:30 - 9:15 a.m.||$64/$94|
|Wednesday||6:00 - 6:45 p.m.||$64/$94|
|Friday||5:30 - 6:15 a.m.||$64/$94|
Questions? Contact Fitness Director, John Binkowski.