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A few years ago I bought a suspension system (a.k.a. TRX) just to play around with and spice up my home workouts. I love suspension exercises because they’re mostly low impact and they challenge you in a completely different way than weight lifting. You can also dial the intensity up or down based on your body positioning (more on this in a minute). But mostly, I love it because it’s not a huge investment and doesn’t take up a ton of room, which is ideal when you’re working out at home, or when you’re renting a house in Palm Springs!
Worried about attaching a TRX to your wall?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. My suspension system isn’t actually a TRX brand, but not only does it work just as well, it also fits into a door frame so no need for a power drill or holes in the wall. It has all the same adjustments as a regular TRX only it’s about $70 less than the branded version. I bought mine on Amazon and I love it.
What kind of workouts can you do with a TRX?
Rather than try to explain it, I’ve selected a few videos that provide quick, effective workouts. They will give you an idea of how fun this equipment is to play around with and help you decide if suspension workouts are for you.
If you’re trying to learn tricky moves like a pistol squat, a TRX can be really helpful for stability. BTW, in full disclosure, I could have 15 people holding me up and I still couldn’t perform a proper pistol squat. But I keep working on those squats because this looks like fun 🙂
Give these TRX workouts try and let me know what you think. They may look pretty easy, but you might be surprised at how challenging they are!
I’m always trying new moves with my suspension system. It was 100% worth the investment. I travel with it all the time and it fits into a suitcase, no problem!