Friday, October 30, 2009

TRX Suspension Training

TRX is an incredible new training tool we have at the SAC. It was invented by former navy seal Randy Hetrick . He and his seal teammates needed a way to stay in peak condition no matter where they were and suspension training was the answer.

Advantages of using the TRX
The TRX can give you an edge over conventional strength training because of the high degree of core strength, balance and flexibility that it involves. However, anyone can learn to use the TRX to rapidly and safely improve these three components and increase functional fitness, which is required in sports and daily life. You can adjust the difficulty level just by walking closer or further away from the anchoring point. That means you don’t have to go grab a different set of weights or add more weight to the machine, you just simply adjust your foot placement. This minimizes wasted time in your workout and allows you to accomplish more.

TRX vs. traditional styles of training
Traditional resistance training using machines, and even free weights limits the planes of motion and core recruitment possible during an exercise. The TRX is a single piece of equipment, can be attached anywhere, and is designed to engage the body as a single coordinated system. It has incredible variation in planes of motion and movement angle for virtually all exercises. By integrating these movements into a workout muscle mass increases proportionately and in balance, which reduces your risk of injury. It is also said to be “all core, all the time” because it intentionally displaces your center of gravity forcing your core musculature to work hard whether you are doing a row, chest press, lunge, atomic push-up or bicep curl! Maintaining this core engagement and postural alignment helps to strengthen and control the stabilizing musculature with improved posture as a direct result!

So whether you are looking to dramatically improve your fitness, look and feel better or increase performance, the TRX can help you get there quick.

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