Workout Wednesday: TRX Style

The TRX suspension trainer was developed by Navy Seals and is intended to use gravity and body weight to challenge the muscular system. The reason I love TRX is that it is safe and there are simple ways to make an exercise easier or more difficult depending on your level of athleticism. For easier modifications, simply changing the angle of your body in comparison to the TRX will make it less difficult while adding a hop to lower body exercises can add intensity. The below exercises are rated for beginner's to intermediate. 

Repeat circuit 3 times. 


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Stability ball plank knee tucks

Complete 3 sets of 10. Remember this is a plank so the rear doesn't raise up as the knees tuck in towards the chest. Exhale brings knees in, inhale brings you back to plank.




Circular Crunches

Complete 10 circles in each direction and repeat twice. Shoulder blades come off the ground while chin and eyes gaze up towards the ceiling. Exhale brings shoulders off mat and inhale circles you back to the ground.






Complete 2 sets of 20. This is an extended version of a bicycle movement except it's harder because all limbs are straightened. Botton leg extends towards the ground as long as the low back can remain on the floor. If not don't lower leg as low to the ground. Opposite arm reaches up towards opposite foot. Inhales and exhales move you from one side to the other.



Pike's with Socks (or TRX with feet in handles of TRX)

Complete 3 sets of 10. Because you are in plank pull the belly button in towards the spine. Exhale brings hips towards ceiling and inhale brings you back to plank.