[caption id="attachment_140" align="alignnone" width="543"] TRX Force Kit Tactical[/caption] [subscribe2] Let's start at the beginning. TRX originated in the Navy SEAL's. As you probably know, SEAL's are elite physical specimens. They are the best our military has. They can run, swim, jump, fight, shoot, etc... They are amazing tactical athletes. Often, SEAL's are on missions and are forced to stay in confined spaces for extended periods of time with limited space and no access to fitness equipment. It's a huge challenge to remain MISSION READY on a moment's notice. Randy Hetrick, the founder of TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer has met this challenge. Randy was a Squadron Commander of the SEAL's special missions unit when he essentially hand made the first TRX Suspension Trainer with old jiu-jitsu belt, some surplus parachute webbing, and a sewing kit. He might not have known it at the time but, he was on his way to creating an entirely new modality of functional body weight resistance training that has made a tremendous impact in the fitness world. Today, TRX is primary tool for Health and Fitness Professionals throughout the world! TRX Training is used by literally thousands of professional athletes, every single branch of the U.S. Military, in Physical Therapy and other Sports Medicine Settings, and in major commercial gyms like Gold's Gym throughout the world. A picture is worth a thousand words and a video can be even better. Click the link below to see an introductory video about TRX and various TRX Exercises.
[caption id="attachment_141" align="alignnone" width="508"] TRX 1 Arm Row[/caption] Here are the most important concepts and principles you need to know to understand TRX Training.
TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer itself is the most versatile and portable personal training tool that I'm aware of. The TRX Suspension Trainer itself weighs only 1.5 pounds and allows you to truly train every single muscle in your body from toe nail to finger nail. While you can use TRX in just about any major fitness facility, TRX empowers you to THINK OUTSIDE THE GYM. Think playgrounds, parks, garages, basements, hotel rooms, stairwells, your office, sidewalks, city streets, telephone poles, stadium bleachers, trees, swing sets, and more. There are now no more excuses to miss a work out! I have a TRX X-Mount anchor in my finished basement under a ceiling tile. I can remove the ceiling tile and I have a completely functional gym right at my finger tips. Recently, I was visiting my brother in law in Boston and I was able to go in his back yard and tie up my TRX Xtender Anchor to a tree and get a great work out in! TRX Training empowers you to get world class work outs at your own home, on the road, in limited space, and with no access to expensive fitness equipment.
Make Your Body Your Machine
With TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer your body becomes the only machine that you need and provides all of the resistance that you can handle. TRX Training is the ultimate functional body weight resistance training tool! Yes. Trust me. TRX Training is definitely resistance training.
All Core All The Time
With TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer, every exercise is a core exercise! TRX Training forces you to think movement, not muscle. The focus is on movement mastery, moving your body as a unit, and not on isolating individual muscles like a body builder. Your body is an interconnected chain of muscles and fascia. TRX forces you to use all of your core to get connected in order to execute proper form and technique.
Stand Up To Train & Train in 3-D
Many people spend way too much time sitting! To quote the great Dr. Stuart McGill "Nothing wrecks the back like a chair!" Please don't tell me that you sit at work for 8 - 12 hours a day only to go to the gym and sit again! It doesn't make sense! For decades, the big box commercial fitness gyms and clubs instructed us to sit on big, bulky machines designed to isolate muscles. Unless you are a body builder or want 24 inch biceps, why would you want to isolate a muscle? These machines support your body instead of forcing your body to support itself as it was designed and intended to do. For years we have been pushing and pulling, going up and down, and forward and back. In real life, we live in 3D. We twist, bend, jump, run, dive, rotate, and roll in all different planes of motion. We need to be training movements that imitate the ones used in life and sport. In order to build a truly strong, fit, long lasting, healthy, functional body that can do those things we are required to train to excel in every plane of motion. In short, we need to train the way we live!
TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer is for anyone, at any level, anywhere, with any goal. As a Professional TRX Trainer, I can literally train a superstar professional athlete like Lebron James (who by the way has used TRX), a 45 year old executive who is trying to lose weight and eliminate low back pain, and an 80 year old who is recovering from open heart surgery side by side. I can have them all do the same exercise and by carefully using progressions and regressions, the exercise can be equally challenging to all three. By changing their proximity to the anchor point, I can increase or decrease the percentage of body weight that is being used for resistance. By changing the stance I can increase or decrease the stability and balance factor. I can also change the tempo and range of motion to increase or decrease the level of difficulty and / or to shock the body.
TRX Training and the TRX Suspension Trainer can be your primary tool to empower you to Lose Weight, Lose Inches, Get Leaner & Toned, Improve your Flexibility & Mobility, Increase Core Stability, Core Strength, & Core Endurance, Increase Endurance, Increase & Create Energy, To Add Lean Mass, Reduce Aches & Pains, Get Faster, Stronger both mentally and physically, and much more! [subscribe2]
How can you find a Professional TRX Trainer for TRX Training in Buffalo NY?
My company, TrainSMART Personal Fitness is the undisputed leader in Professional TRX Training in Buffalo and Western New York. TrainSMART is deeply committed to delivering the very best TRX Training and TRX Training Classes in Buffalo NY from TRX Trainers who are official TRX Professional Education Graduates. In fact, to the best of my knowledge as was told to me by TRX Corporate, TrainSMART is the only fitness company in NY State to have 3 TRX Professional Education Sports Medicine Graduates on Staff. TrainSMART offers 1-on-1 TRX Training, Semi-Private Small Group TRX Training, & Large Group Training On-Site or Off-Site TRX Training in Corporate Fitness Environments. Personally, I'm a TRX Professional Education Graduate in TRX Suspension Training, TRX Group Suspension Training, and TRX Sports Medicine. I have personally worked with Frasier Quelch, Director of Training and Development for TRX and Creator of the TRX Training Program. I have over 40 hours of 1-one-1 professional training from one of the five instructors authorized to teach the TRX Sports Medicine Course in U.S. Further, I dedicated one full complete year of training to using TRX as my primary training tool. I have spent countless hours mastering the movement, working on form and technique, and on coaching. I can teach a client in days what it took me months to learn. Not only did I get in incredible shape, I was surprised at how much stronger I got doing Functional TRX Body Weight Training. The more I use TRX, the more I love it! The possibilities are endless. I learned first hand the powerful sports medicine applications for TRX Training and how great a tool it can be for flexibility and mobility as well. If you want to learn more about TRX Training, feel free to give us a call. TrainSMART Achieve More! [subscribe2]