Jan 18 2012
For the individual with a hectic work, home or school schedule, signing a membership to a fitness center can be impractical and costly if unused. Workout routines at home are inexpensive, convenient and require few resources.
TRX, an abbreviation of Total Resistance eXercise, is a form of suspension training developed over many years of extensive research to create a portable total body-training tool. When I look at it, it sort of reminds me of gymnastics. Researchers utilized a diverse array of research subjects ranging from regular untrained individuals, professional athletes to highly skilled military services members. There is no need for a home gym to set up a total body fitness program. The TRX system can also be used both indoors and outdoors. The TRX FORCE kit includes an easy to assemble TRX Door Anchor that can be packed for similar exercises while on vacation, can be a big part of your workout routines at home. There are no more excuses not carrying the TRX on the go and not always be in optimal physical health. Using this system is a complete at home workout routine.
Most exercise equipment fails to provide the user with progressively more challenging workout routines. Gym equipment, besides being bulky and very difficult to transport for workout routines at home, typically is only targeted to one skill level: beginner, intermediate or expert. One machine is available for a beginner and that machine should not be used by an expert if that expert wants to progress his workout routines at home. The resistance of the TRX suspension system is provided by gravity and body weight. This allows the user to easily adjust resistance without the hassle of adjusting weights as in other fitness equipment. With a suggested maximum user weight of 350 lbs, TRX places the control back in the hands of fitness enthusiasts, giving them the chance to control how much of their own body weight to use as a gauge of resistance.
The term, core exercises, has become popular jargon in the fitness realm and for very good reason. Core exercises are the fundamental components of all effective whole body workout routines. More than just a trend, core workouts primarily tone not just the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack”) as commonly misinterpreted but also back, abdominal, and buttock muscles.
Performing core exercises does not only give strength and flexibility to the midsection. Not incorporating core exercises for at home workout routines can impair the performance of the upper and lower body. It also affects balance and proper posture. TRX promotes core exercises even when doing exercises directed to non-core muscles such as in chest presses and push-ups because of the stabilizing force of the core muscles. Core workouts are an effective tool against one of the most common medical complaints – lumbago or low back pain. Most people have experienced this pain in various degrees at one point in their life. For this reason, TRX is used not just in Sports Medicine; it is also used in Physical Therapy. Physical therapists teach core exercises in the clinic and prescribe core workouts for workout routines at home especially during the maintenance phase of rehab.