Today we’re sharing 5 TRX workouts that take 5 minutes or less.
You’ve seen the straps, handles, pulleys and caribiners that suspend from the bar in our functional training area, right? That system of gear is TRX.
TRX is a powerful training tool that uses your body weight to add resistance to exercises you’re already doing in the weight room. Things like jump squats and push-ups come to mind! Plus, the handles can be used to anchor your hands or feet which allow for single leg exercises that are hard to do using traditional free weights. Moreover, the act of balancing your body while doing these exercises forces you to engage your midsection and back throughout the full movement.
Clearly, TRX is powerful and something you should incorporate into you fitness routine.
5 TRX Workouts That Take 5 Minutes or Less:
Standing, facing away from the anchor point, place your right foot in single handle. Lower down into a push-up, chest to the floor. Quickly, push back up, engaging through the core, and return to an upright position, and then jump at the top to complete the move. Spend half of the time on this foot, and then switch sides to finish the 45-second period.
Standing, facing away from the anchor point, place your left foot in the handle. Lower down into a lunge. Push back to start through your heel for one rep. Do a full 45 seconds on each leg.
TRX high knees
Standing, facing away from the anchor point, place your hands in the handles using an overhand grip. Lean your body forward with your feet at shoulder-width distance. Begin alternating the knees toward the chest at a rapid pace. Do 45 seconds, rest, and repeat twice more.
Standing, facing the anchor point, hold the handles with an overhand grip. Start with your feet slightly wider than hip-width distance. Step back so that there’s no slack on the suspension trainer. With your arms fully extended, lower down into a squat. Spring back up, jumping, then land on your heels for one rep. Complete 15 reps, rest, and repeat twice more.
Standing, facing the anchor point, hold the handles with an overhand grip. Start with feet at shoulder-width distance. Raise your arms above your head, forming a “Y.” Back away until there is no slack on the straps. Shift your feet forward slightly so that your body is at an angle to the floor. Be sure to maintain a straight line from shoulders to heels. Lower your arms down in front of you as your body moves backward for one rep. Repeat until muscle fatigue, rest, and repeat sequence twice more.
These exercises are just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to check it out the next time you’re at CHF!