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What is TRX?
TRX is a suspension system that can be utilized in exercise, mainly for strength training.
How does it work?
It works by anchoring the straps with handles to a mount (door, tree, or other stable object) and using your body weight to perform an exercise. Many exercises are made more or less challenging simply by changing the angle of your body.
What are the benefits?
This type of exercise is very beneficial because you have to coordinate muscles throughout your entire body. You must engage your lower body, core, and upper body to perform the exercise, making this an extremely functional type of strength training that can carry over to your daily life.
Who can use TRX?
TRX is appropriate for anyone that can tolerate body weight exercises and wants to work on coordinating muscle patterns and performing full body strengthening. It is very versatile in that it can be helpful for the person who wants to be able to stand up out of a chair more easily as well as the person returning to a high level of athletics.
What is TRX used for?
TRX is frequently used for strengthening, but can also be used for an alternate way of stretching. TRX can be used for just about any injury or condition as you can easily modify exercises to make them easier or more challenging. It is a great way to get an all-round strengthening program that can be modified to be progressively harder as a person gets stronger, all with one piece of equipment. It’s also a lot of fun to learn and use.
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