TRX exercises for beginners

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Published: April 7, 2020

Either if you are experienced in the fitness scene or not, your goals are probably building muscle and burning fat. Luckily, these goals are achievable irrelevant to your experience in the gym. One of the most versatile pieces of equipment is the TRX Suspension Trainer. Not only that you can find it everywhere but also you will get to do a variety of bodyweight exercises. However, if you have not done exercises in this way, we are going to give you some tips. Here are some of the best TRX exercises for beginners.

Start with TRX plank

The reason why you should do this exercise first is that it is essential to establish a strong core. Once you can keep your body aligned and contracted, you will easily get to do all the other exercises. What you should do is to lie on your stomach and place the toes into the foot cradles.

One of the most useful exercises is the TRX plank

Put the heels back into the handles and squeeze your quads, calves, glutes, hamstrings, and core. This will make it possible for you to press into a perfectly flat plank. When you do this for the first time, it is advisable to hold up to 30 seconds or as long as you can and repeat for 3 sets. This is certainly a great abs workout which you will notice very soon.

The next exercise you should do is a TRX overhead back extension

Not only is this exercise good for improving your strength and posture but it is also great for hip mobility. It combines a hip hinge, a great stretch, and a standing plank. Before you start, make sure the straps are adjusted to mid-length. Stand facing the anchor point and, while holding onto handles, you should walk back. By doing this, your arms should be fully extended above your body while your hips are in full alignment with your body.

Pay attention to your feet- you should keep them planted the whole time. Yet another thing you should pay attention to is that your ears are in line with your biceps. You should pull hands directly above your head as your body straightens out and end on your toes in a tight plank. If you need some help, you can always count on the best fitness instructor Dubai has to offer.

A low row is one of the best TRX exercises for beginners

This exercise is great for proper posture. This means that it is great at targeting your back muscles. The good thing is that you can change the intensity by moving your feet closer or further from the anchor point. To do it right, you should stand facing the anchor point. Begin the exercise with your elbows bent at 90 degrees, body straight and planked and the handles should be at your rib cage.

TRX low row
Another exercise you should include in your training is a low row

Then, you should slowly straighten your arms to lower your body. Of course, you should not forget about keeping your body in a straight line from head to toe and return to the start by bending the elbows. Try to perform this exercise in three sets of 8 to 10 repetitions.

You should also include TRX chest press – One of the best TRX exercises for beginners

The chest press is a great exercise for two reasons. First of all, it will teach you how to push with proper alignment. Second, it is also good for engaging the core for a strong and stable spine. What you should do is to fully lengthen the TRX straps and stand facing away from the anchor point. Bear in mind that you should begin on the balls of your feet and with your arms extended below your shoulders. Then, you should push against the handles of the straps. While you are keeping your body in a straight plank, you should lower yourself until your elbows are at about 90 degrees. After that, straighten your arms and brace your core while you are pressing back up to the starting position. You should do this exercise in 3 sets of 8 to 10 repetitions.

TRX squat is a must

TRX squat has many variations but the original one is an exercise you have certainly done before. The good thing is that you are not going to need some additional instructions. However, we should point out that you should include them in your training for several reasons. For example, they will improve your hip mobility and squatting mechanics. As a result, the overall movement of your body will be improved.

Trx squat , one of the best TRX exercises for beginners
One of the best TRX exercises for beginners is a squat

Since this is one of the TRX exercises for beginners, you should adjust the straps to mid-length. Hold the handles in front of you with your elbows soft. After that, you should step backward until there is slight tension on the straps. Lower your hips down and back as low as you can but remember not to lean backward. Squeeze your glutes and go back to a standing position.

If you would like to get in shape, feel free to do these TRX exercises for beginners. These are some of the basic exercises and you are not going to have trouble figuring out how to do them properly. As you become more experienced, you will notice the results quickly. You will get to build muscles and burn fat at the same time. Since TRX Suspension Trainer is a very purposeful piece of equipment you will not have a hard time getting used to doing exercises with it. So, the only thing left to do now is to start working out!

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