TRX for ABS

February 2, 2011

Get it? TRX for A.B.S., abs? Yeah, at least I entertain myself…

TRX, the newest fashion of exercise? Maybe or maybe not, but it’s a pretty fun way to get a great workout. And it just so happens I now have my certification, or as they call it, Credential, in TRX Group Suspension Training. So this just means that I can kick some workout ass butt in a group setting. 😉

The pictures in this post are from my full day of training. In learning the new fitness tool and workouts, we got to participate in 2 (intense) routines lasting an hour each. Oh, were my abs lovin’ me at the end of the day…

Action pics I snapped during my weekend training class

What is TRX all about anyway? What does it even stand for?

TRX stands for Total-body Resistance Exercise and is a suspension training system, which utilizes a mix of support and mobility training in strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, coordination, power, and core all at once. The TRX motto to follow is “all core, all the time.”

TRX uses gravity and movement to generate the engagement of your entire body. It’s functional training, meaning real life training, with wide ranges of movements- not just isolation of one body part. With TRX you can train for any goal (see above with strength, endurance, coordination, balance, flexibility, cardiovascular).

Here’s a little preview of some of the things we did, and you can do, with TRX:

It can be super intense or just a great workout. Anyone can use, and love, TRX. Any fitness level is welcome, as you adjust the workout using your own body weight. It’s even becoming a go-to workout for sports injuries and used in physical therapy programs.

To me, the idea behind TRX training is very similar to Gravity Pilates (anyone out there familiar with this?? I love this workout!) where it forces you to engage your core while working a huge range of muscles at the same time. With TRX, you can adjust the resistance several ways, all just with manipulating where you’re body is relative to the top, or anchor, of the suspension cables. So, bottom line, you make it hard or easy, or even killer, for each different exercise.

So, if you’re interested, I’ll give you a little TRX Boot Camp class- which pretty much hits every single inch of your body (if not all at once). Just hop on a plane and meet me this Saturday morning. Free class for everyone! (oh, I wish we could all just hang out, don’t you?!)

As soon as I get my TRX in the mail, I’ll be posting some videos of my favorite moves (mostly core work ’cause it’s fantastic). Get excited! 😉

Your thoughts? Ever tried TRX? Gravity Pilates? Is this just a fad? 😉

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

yo yo mama February 6, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Congratulations on your acquisition of “personal trainer” title.

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zoe (and the beatles) February 3, 2011 at 5:29 PM

that looks like so.much.fun! seriously, i would drive down to where ever you were on saturday and take that class!!!! but i’ve already committed to rock climbing for the daaay 🙁

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Laury @TheFitnessDish February 3, 2011 at 4:19 PM

OMG!!! I LOVE the TRX!!! I posted in the beginning of the summer my experience with it. I need to get one post-baby!! SO much fun!!!

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Pure2raw twins February 3, 2011 at 12:33 PM

TRX looks like something we would love!!! I really need to find a local class!

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Angela (the diet book junkie) February 3, 2011 at 12:19 PM

holy hannah, that looks like quite a workout! i’ve never heard of this before, if i had a gym membership i’d definitly give it a go. my upper body could use it. 😉

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Alisa Fleming February 3, 2011 at 8:04 AM

I’d never heard of TRX until you mentioned it. It looks like a difficult thing to do at home – do they make options for home gyms?

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Christine (The Raw Project) February 3, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Wow, I’ve never tried it, but would love too! Can’t wait to see more videos.

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Mama Samaan February 3, 2011 at 5:31 AM

Looks like the torture chambers in the castles I visit when in Europe, to everybody his/her own 🙂

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shannonmarie February 3, 2011 at 4:18 AM

That workout looks crazy awesome. I wish I could come for a class. I wonder if I could figure out a way to try it at home.

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kate February 3, 2011 at 3:17 AM

that looks really fun. i love my cheap gym membership but miss classes. i would definitely try it.

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Valen February 2, 2011 at 5:20 PM

I kind of think this is just a fad. I don’t know enough about it to make any judgement though. . If it was cheap, and I had the space for it in my living space I would give it a go.

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Mandi February 2, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Wow, that looks like a such a great workout! I’ve never heard of TRX before but now I definitely really want to try it.

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Katie February 2, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I’ve only used the TRX for about 10 min, but I LOVED it! I want one so badly too….

I don’t get the TRX for ABS thing. Am i just dense?

Can’t wait to see the video featuring Lori!

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Olivia February 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM

oh my god..this looks sooo challenging, and SO up my lane!! I want to do a class like this now; what a great workout it must’ve been!

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Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free February 2, 2011 at 2:31 PM

THAT LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN!!! and like hard work….BUT IN AN AWESOME WAY!!! Can I come to your class???

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Erika February 2, 2011 at 2:07 PM

i love the trx! we have one at the studio i train at…i want to get one for myself!
i would totally love to come to your bootcamp class, i’m terrified of flying though 😉 haha

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Ela February 2, 2011 at 1:51 PM

TRX like T-Rex? Looks like a pretty ginormous studio, with all the yellow, etc.

Glad it’s working so well for you. I love the concept of exercises that use mostly your own body. And oh, I’d dearly love to run down to CA and have a class with you this w/e!

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Christin@purplebirdblog February 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM

That looks totally awesome and hardcore and fun and challenging! 😀

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Mo February 2, 2011 at 11:20 AM

I would love to see this, as I got a TRX system for Christmas, and am not utilizing it as fully as I could.

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melissa February 2, 2011 at 11:14 AM

A year or so agoI was on the TRX website to order but I backed out at the last minute…I still want one though as I think they would be a fantastic workout tool to have.
Congrats on being certified!! I would love to come to a class…some day:)

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salah@myhealthiestlifestyle February 2, 2011 at 10:37 AM

that Trix looks awesome

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Heather (Perspective Is Everything) February 2, 2011 at 10:06 AM

never tried TRX, but heard a lot of good things about it. it looks totally helpful in gaining flexibility and range of motion and coordination. i think it would be great for physical therapy settings, too!
looks like a fun way to switch up boring workouts 🙂

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lindsay February 2, 2011 at 9:41 AM

we love out TRX! Its the best to travel with too!

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kat February 2, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Wow this looks and sounds awesome. Too bad I don’t have any access to this stuff!! Congrats to you though 🙂

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