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What is Suspension Training or TRX?


As a personal trainer, you know that variety is very important when it comes to exercise. Changing up your routine from time to time can help keep the body adapting and improve performance. Doing something new also keeps people interested in continuing their fitness goals.


One of the most effective options for people who are looking to improve their fitness is through suspension training. This exercise system is a great alternative to regular exercise. This type of exercise involves working against gravity, and it is commonly referred to as a total body resistance exercise. Suspension training involves using either webbing or ropes, which are typically anchored to walls, ceilings, or doors.


In 1997, Randy Hetrick, a former Navy Seal, developed a suspension training system using a parachute and a jiu-jitsu belt that was designed to improve the health and performance of individuals. Since then, the exercise has been used by thousands of people around the world.


One of the main advantages of suspension training is its ability to build muscle. This type of exercise uses the forces of gravity to provide a powerful and effective strength workout. It can be used to improve a variety of muscle groups and is a great alternative to regular exercise.


Besides building muscle, the suspension training can also improve core stability. In a study conducted on 20 synchronized swimmers, it was revealed that the participants who used a suspension trainer experienced better stability while performing their water routines. This type of stability can help prevent back pain and improve posture.


Anyone can use a suspension trainer, and it can be used for all types of fitness levels and age groups. Like a resistance band, this exercise can be made as challenging or as easy as you want it to be. This universal training tool can be utilized at home, in the gym, or any other facility.


One of the biggest advantages of using a suspension trainer is that it doesn’t require a lot of equipment, such as a large machine. This type of exercise can be used at home or in the gym. It’s also much cheaper than other types of equipment.


A complete strength-training program incorporating all of the muscles of the body is called a total body resistance exercise. This type of exercise is ideal for people who are looking to improve their lower body, upper body, and core.


Some people prefer to do it on their own, as it doesn’t require a lot of equipment. Others are more motivated by the group aspect of the exercise. For people who are falling into the latter category, a group class might be more fun.


Through the use of a suspension trainer, people can stay fit while also socializing. This type of exercise allows people to meet other individuals who are also looking to improve their fitness. The movements and variations that are performed with the suspension trainers can be easily modified to create a customized and effective exercise for any client.

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