Fifty Shades of Fitness: TRX Workout

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching, and whether you want to get fifty red roses or a ticket to Fifty Shades of Grey, this workout will get your heart pumping!

Fitness isn’t always black and white, and when it comes to the TRX, there are plenty of exercises that can give you a great workout in a short amount of time. So whether you want to tighten up for a loved one or just tighten up for yourself, this workout will get you there.

To stick with our theme, do each exercise for 50 reps (except where noted below). Feel free to take a minute break between each exercise, if needed. Try to do the entire workout, if you’re an intermediate or advanced exerciser. Record your time and post yours at the bottom!

1. TRX Chest Press


Make sure not to rub the TRX straps on your shoulders.

Modification: The closer your feet are to the TRX anchor, the harder it is. Walk a few inches forward to lighten load.

2. TRX Power Pull (25 each side)


3. TRX Split Deltoid Fly (25 each side)


4. TRX Overhead Back Extension


Keep the arms close to your ears and engage your back muscles at the top of the movement. Use your hips as the hinge of this movement.

5. TRX Single Leg Squat (25 Each leg)


6. TRX Step Side Lunge (25 Each leg)


7. TRX Standing Roll Out


Keep your body aligned and core engaged by tucking your tailbone in and pulling your navel toward your spine.

8. TRX Body Saw


For this one, instead of doing 50 reps, just do the movement for 50 seconds! While performing a plank, use your shoulders to move your body back and forth in a sawing motion.

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Luke Andrus is a certified personal trainer, ACE health coach, writer, folk music drummer, husband, and a father. Most of his writing experience is in poetry and fictional short stories, and he also proposed to his wife with a self-published children's book. He is a Narnia nerd with a degree in History, a minor in English, and a semi-obsession with the French language. He believes that fitness is not just about vanity, but about lifestyle, integrity, and the ability to take control of your life.