The TRX suspension trainer has been around for a while, and one thing is for certain, it’s not going away. One of the best things about this piece of equipment is that no matter how long we have been using it, there’s always a way to switch things up and challenge yourself in a new way.
Today, we’re going to show you some great outside-the-box TRX movements that you definitely want to try—some old, some new, but ALL good.
But before we get to that, here are some ways you can spice up the movements you already know.
TRX Adjustments to Increase Difficulty
Try It One-Sided
Try the movement using only one side. For example, a low row is a great movement, but can get a little monotonous if you are doing it often. For some variety, try doing a single arm low row. The side that you are not using will tend to slouch back, so use your core to keep your body as stable as if you were using both arms. This will work the obliques and is a great way to work your body from head to toe.
Try Raising One Leg
When doing a movement like a TRX push-ups, you can increase the difficulty by raising 1 foot in the air. This will activate your glutes and your lower back while activating your court to keep your balance more. It is a great way to spice things up!
Increase The Depth
This is a pretty basic principle of TRX, but it always works! When performing a movement, inch your feet closer to the TRX anchor to increase the resistance on most exercises. This will increase the angle, thus increasing the weight of your body. This tip is nothing new, but ALWAYS useful.
Alright, now to the fun part! Here are some fun new challenges to test your limits.
Innovative TRX Movements
This was invented by TRX master trainer Jonathan Ross and is a quad-crusher! Put one leg in the TRX, get in handstand position, and use your knee to hinge the movement.
Make sure to keep your hips in line with your knees and shoulders. Keep your core tight and lock your elbows at the top of the movement.
Hook one foot and then get [safely] going! When on the way up, remember to plant that leg flat on the ground. This one is a killer!
Keep your elbows locked and engage your core as you move your arms around. The closer the TRX handles are to the ground, the more difficult the movement will be.
If you like the extreme leg extension, try this great TRX 10/10/10 Challenge challenge! It was created in 2010 and may not be the newest challenge around, but it is definitely inventive. Jonathan Ross is a TRX master trainer and one of the most influential trainers of our time.
Explore other TRX workouts that we have posted in the past.