Ever wondered what those yellow straps are in your gym? Well the’re TRX straps and they look very complicated to use but really are not! Many people use TRX straps to lose weight, strengthen the core and just warm up the whole body. TRX is a form of circuit training and is for your core mainly, you can use it practically anywhere and work your whole body out with it. Whole body? I know that sounds crazy.. how can two yellow straps help me that much?

TRX straps help you use your whole body weight to workout. That’s what make’s the great for weight-loss because they have you sweating and moving like crazy! Here are some simple TRX workouts you can do at home or at the gym that help with weight loss and help strengthen your core while building muscle on your whole body with your own body weight.

5 Quick and Simple TRX full body workouts:

For all workouts do 4 sets of 25, for a beginner don’t set a time limit but for the more advance try do every set in a 5 minute period with only 45 seconds rest. (plank not included)

Workout 1

TRX Plank

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  1. Kneel on hands and knees, facing away from a TRX with feet in foot cradles.
  2. Extend body into a push-up position with hands directly under shoulders. Squeeze core and glutes, and focus on keeping shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles aligned.
We recomend you do this in between your circuit training because It helps to tone up your lower abs.
For the more advanced, try doing this for 2 minutes +
 
 

 Workout 2

TRX Squat

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1. Stand facing TRX with hands extended chest length in loops, pulling down so that there is tension on the straps. With feet shoulder-width apart and hands still, squat down until thighs are parallel with the ground.

develop powerful hips and a strong core tones up glutes same time you are loosing fat.

For the more advanced, try jumping up when coming up from a squat and also go as low as possible.

 

Workout 3

TRX Low Row

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  1. Stand facing the anchor point of a TRX while holding onto the handles and lean back, keeping tension on the straps.
  2. Using back muscles, row body up until hands are on sides of chest. Brace core and try to move entire body in one controlled movement.
This workout helps to build muscle as it focuses on your back and shoulders.
For the more advanced, try lighting one leg slightly while keeping it straight when rowing back and forth and also try lean back as much as possible.

 

 

 

Workout 4

TRX Crunch

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1. Face away from a TRX in a plank position with feet in the foot cradles.
2. Crunch knees into chest and lift hips. Straighten legs to return to starting position.
This helps your abdominal muscles bare in mind this also help to stabilze your muscles in your core.
For the more advanced try, leaning more forward so your TRX rope gets higher making it more hard for you.

 Workout 5

TRX Hamstring Curl to Hip Press

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1. Lie faceup with heels in the foot cradles of a TRX. Lift hips so body is aligned from shoulders to heels.

2. Bend knees, pulling the handles toward buttocks until heels are under knees.3. Drive hips up until knees, hips, and shoulders are aligned. To return to starting position, first lower hips, then extend legs.

This exercise helps your hamstrings and all  major lower-body muscle groups.

For the more advanced try, squeezing into your glutes for 10 seconds 

 

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