TRX Training is suspension training, and I love it the most because you can put a 20 year old professional athlete on there, or you can get your 80 year old grandma on there. The beauty behind TRX is you can make it as hard as you want it to be by taking one step. Taking a step closer to the anchor makes the resistance more and more challenging. There are hundreds of exercises you can perform on the TRX that challenge core stability, increase flexibility, lose weight, and build strength. TRX Suspension training is definitely my favorite certification that I have. Every Tuesday and Saturday, I teach my favorite class, TRX Bootcamp at Limehouse Marina Elite. This class is TRX based, but I make it "bootcamp style" by taking up the intensity really high, and bringing it down really slow, so the heart rate is constantly going up and down. I also add in kettlebells, BOSU balls, and slam balls, just to keep things interesting! For the last 10 minutes of class, we finish of with core work in the plank position on the TRX, and it gets pretty comical on trying to explain how to get into this plank position.. it could even be the hardest part of class! So, this post is dedicated into getting into plank position with the TRX.
Step 1: bring the TRX down to your mid calf, and sit in front of it.
Step 2: place your right foot over your left leg, and into the left strap.
- Step 3: place your left foot under your right leg, into the right strap.
- Step 4: lean to your left, and place the weight in the sides of the feet so you end up turning over onto your hands and knees.
Step 5: extend your legs out, and you are in plank position! Here you can hold a plank, do mountain climbers, pikes, oblique swings, saws, forearm planks, and so much more- but that is a whole other TRX post- so stay tuned! :)
HAPPY PLANKING! #trxtuesdays