5 TRX Exercises for Beginners!

Are you looking for a new whole body workout? TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) is an effective total-body workout that activates and builds your muscles while also helping burn fat!

Here are our top 5 TRX exercises to get you started!

TRX Squat:

How to: Plant your feet shoulder-width apart, keeping your weight in your heels. Grip the handles with your palms facing inward and lean back. Inhale as you bend your knees into a low squat, then exhale while pushing up through your legs and squeezing your core.

Why: This move targets four different muscle groups: the lower body, core, back, and biceps. There’s even an element of cardio!

TRX Lunge:

How to: Stand facing the TRX and hold the straps with arms at 90 degrees, palms facing inwards. Shift your weight to one leg and take a step back with your other leg to get to lunge position. Then drive your lunged leg forward and hold. Repeat.

Why: This move is great with the TRX because it acts as an anchor and helps build balance, stability, and strength.

TRX Row:

How to: Stand facing the TRX and set your body in a straight line. Walk your feet forward while keeping tension in the straps and keeping your arms straight. Pull your torso towards your hands keeping your elbows close to your body. Lower your body back down and repeat. If the exercise is too easy, move feet a bit farther forward.

Why: While the TRX Row mainly works the muscles in the back, this exercise also strengthens your shoulders, core, and hand strength.

TRX Hamstring Curl:

How to: Lie on floor with your heels in the handles. Extend your arms to your sides, and engage your core and glutes to lift your lower back off the floor. Bend knees drawing your heels towards your glutes and return to starting position.

Why: This move targets your hamstrings, glutes, and core!

TRX Forearm Plank:

How to: Place your forearms in the handles, keeping your elbows in line with your shoulders. Hold your body in a straight line while keeping core tight. Hold for 30 seconds or for as long as you can!

Why: This move is great for engaging your core!

Ask your trainer about TRX and try out these exercises the next time you are at Wattage!