Finding a fitness routine that not only works for you but works for your schedule — and keeps you motivated? A struggle. Add all of the difficulties of 2020 on top of that and it’s very easy to see why so many of us have fallen off track this year. We’ve lost the daily step count we previously took for granted, our gyms closed down, our routine totally changed and the stress of everything was an undeniable factor as well that affected everything. But the new year is on its way. Starting to feel that motivation trickle in again? You’re about to!
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or a friend, we have the perfect Christmas gift for you to check out this year. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness enthusiast or if you haven’t worked out since running for your life during PE as a teen; TRX isn’t picky!
This bestselling home training system is for both beginners and pros, ready to challenge either and change their lives for the healthier. As one of its 500+ reviewers says, it’s like a “very efficient and compact gym” for your home. All you need is a doorway, or even a beam, pole or tree trunk in the garden. No other equipment — not even shoes! No personal trainer either.
So, let’s rewind: What exactly is TRX? It stands for Total-Body Resistance eXercise, and it actually originated as a Navy SEAL exercise. Basically, you hang the strap directly overhead (or to a vertical base) and suspend a part of the body above the ground, using the strap to maintain balance. You can use the seven foundational movements to do basically an “infinite number of exercises” this way, potentially resulting in fat burn, increased flexibility, stronger muscles, a leaner shape and improved endurance. It’s a great way to get your entire body fit without bulking up!
Those seven foundational movements we mentioned? Push, pull, plank, rotate, hinge, lunge and squat. Nothing complicated! And if you’re worried about how you’ll be able to perform them, don’t be. Practically everything about TRX can be personalised. First, you can adjust the foot cradles and strap length to fit you. Second, you can adjust the difficulty of your workout depending on how you’re feeling that day: “Generally, the closer your centre of gravity is to the floor — or the more directly under the anchor point you are — the harder the exercise will be.” Just make sure you’re hanging the strap at least six feet off the ground and that the bottom of the foot cradles are three inches from the ground when fully lengthened!
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TRX Home-Training System Is an Unrivalled Gift for Fitness Beginners and Pros