What The TRX Fitness Craze Is...

TRX fitness is a new method of suspension training that has become popular in recent years. It focuses on using your own bodyweight as resistance, as opposed to free-weights (dumbbells, kettelbells, barbells, etc.).

Already done TRX suspension training? Share what you like (and don't like) about it here!

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But with just a simple harness and a pair of handholds you can do tons of exercises. So...

TRX fitness classes are becoming very popular. You can probably find one at your local gym!

What's The Deal With TRX Suspension Training?

A woman doing a standing row with TRX fitness equipment.

TRX fitness and suspension training was created by an ex-Navy SEAL, Randy Hetrick, founder of company Fitness Anywhere, Inc. He designed it to be an extremely portable way of working out virtually anywhere.

The apparatus consists of a harness with two handholds of adjustable length. You can hang it from beams in your house, a closed doorway, bars, trees outside, etc.

Then you just start doing your exercises. Pull-ups, elevated push-ups, standing rows, one leg squats… The list goes on and on.

Suspension training itself isn't new. Gymnasts have been doing suspension training for decades on the rings, but its only recently been introduced to most of the general public.

The TRX Suspension Trainer Professional package comes with the TRX harness equipment, a 25 minute DVD with a sample workout and directions on how to do exercises, and a booklet that shows you how to do the most popular TRX exercises. It all comes in a small drawstring mesh bag, so you can pack it up and take it with you easily.

TRX fitness training was featured on The Biggest Loser. It worked great for them to build strength and lose weight with.

Why Do TRX Training?

Probably the #1 reason to do TRX fitness training is because it's so portable. It fits in a small bag that you can take anywhere with yourself.

Also, it's great for working your stabilizer muscles. Doing a push-up is pretty easy, but when your hands are suspended on ropes you reallyneed a stable core to do it.

When I was doing some TRX training this was the major thing that I noticed. Stabilization is paramount, and I wasn't as stable as I thought I'd be ;-)

There are over 300 exercises that you can do with it. So, you're never gonna get bored.

Adjusting the exercises for your own strength level, or even your fatigue level, is also easy. Simply change the position of your feet or hands to make each exercise harder or easier - no mucking with weight plates.

And you can get specific exercise programs at Fitness Anywhere's website for strength, flexibility, keeping a healthy back, tennis, golf workouts, and more. Very convent.


TRX Fitness Drawbacks

One of the main drawbacks to TRX suspension training is that the set a bit pricy. It retails most places for about $110.00, which is on the expensive side for just a harness, bag, DVD, and booklet.

It's portability is great if you travel a lot. But, do you really travel so much that you need your own equipment?

All in all, I think it's a great product. If you like it and use it regularly, believe me, it's defiantly worth it to drop the hundred dollars for something that you'll use regularly for years.

The bottom line is, do you really like it? Does it work for you?

You can probably try it out at your local gym, or take a look at the reviews below and see what other visitors think about it.

Love or Hate TRX Suspension Training?

What do you think about TRX suspension training? Great results? Is the suspension trainier good quality? Do you have a great story about training with it? Review it down below!

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TRX Fitness Trainer is Durable And Works! 
I liked TRX Suspension Trainer mainly because of its portability and wide range of applicability to perform exercise on any part of the body. That was …

Love my TRX! 
TRX is not just for travel! I have one hanging in my house out of the way and use it regularly. Typically I'll do my cardio workout first, then two sets …

TRX Fitness Training is Great for the Army, or Anyone Else Not rated yet
Hey, I am in the United States Army and so working out in the gym is not always an option and so using the TRX suspension trainer is much more convenient. …

TRX Is Very Convenient Not rated yet
I have strong desire that I should have good fitness, but I never tried for getting gym equipments to work out at home to maintain fitness. When I heard …

TRX Anytime, Anywhere Not rated yet
I have been using the TRX suspension trainer for 3 months. I really enjoy the ability to work out anywhere, anytime I want. I have the DVD and instructions …

How the TRX Suspension Trainer Has Helped Me to Get Fit  Not rated yet
I've been using the TRX Suspension Trainer for about 6 months now, and I've got to say, this is one of the best investments I've ever made. I had it recommended …

TRX Changed My Life Not rated yet
When I first saw the advertisement for the TRX suspension trainer I was very skeptical of it's ability to help me lose weight. I was originally 5ft 4inches …

TRX Training Anywhere Not rated yet
I am an active duty Soldier with the 82nd airborne. I came home from my second 15 month deployment in July 2010. While I was deployed I used the TRX straps …

TRX is Great for Training in 3-D Not rated yet
Being a personal trainer at a very busy health club, I'm always looking for new ways to improve the facility and new ways to challenge my clients. TRX …

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