If your looking for a killer way to get in shape and exercise – then you need to check out a suspension trainer. This device consist of adjustable straps and hand grips or leg straps that enable you to workout and exercise anywhere at anytime.
Suspension trainer exercises are an excellent method to work the whole body in your workout routine. This device is a favorite among the Navy SEAL’s as it is lightweight and they can take it with them on a ship or remote areas and still get a bomber workout.
The suspension trainer is easy to set up – just toss the strap over a pullup bar and connect the carabiner and your ready to workout.
For an upper body workout just grab the handles with your hands and your ready for work. For a core/ab workout and leg workout just put your feet in the leg loops below the handles and your ready for action.
There are hundreds of actual Suspension Trainer Exercises that you can do. The exercises can be broken down into a few main groups:
The suspension trainer is very versatile and easy to take with you and set up on the go. I toss the suspension trainer in my backpack and jog to the local track and quickly set up my suspension trainer on a pull up bar. I then do ring rows, pull ups and pushups on the suspension trainer and mix it up with a 400 meter run around the track. This is a great workout and looks like this.
TRX Workout #1
3 rounds for time
Run 400 meters
15 ring rows on TRX
10 pushups on TRX
5 pull ups on bar
A great workout that you can do with the TRX suspension trainer is the ring pushup workout below.
SGPT Ring Pushup Workout
TRX workout #2
5 rounds for time
15 ring pushups (or substitute 25 regular pushups)
200 meter sprints
25 double unders
10 burpees with frog broad jump
2 mile run for time
One of my favorite workouts of all time and one that I do with this rig is called “JT”.
TRX Workout #3 (JT)
Ring Dips (with TRX suspension trainer)
Check out this list of other exercises you can do:
TRX Suspension Trainer Exercises List
High Shoulder Raises
One Arm Planks
The TRX is a great for Suspension Trainer Exercises and gets really good reviews.
Question: Was the TRX system designed by a Navy SEAL?
Answer: Yes it was all started by Randy Hetrick a former Navy SEAL.