Is It Worth Buying My Own TRX Trainer?
Do you think it’s worth buying my own TRX trainer for home? That was a question I recently received from a follower and friend. He has been constantly trying to change his workout regiment over the past 5 years to avoid plateaus. This had led to him working with different trainers and exposure to new equipment. With all those differing opinions, you start to develop questions. One of the big questions is, how much do I invest in my effort to get fit? For some, investing is an issue of different resources whether it is money, time, or space.
We all have that urge of building a home gym to avoid paying gym fees, avoid traveling to the gym, and most importantly to exercise more. Suspension trainers, which are most well-known through TRX, are an amazing device when used properly. It allows you to engage your core throughout a full-body workout by staying in a plank position. While in that plank you begin to add push, pull, rotate, hinge, squat, and lunge movement patterns to achieve that full-body workout. The trick is you need to be doing everything correctly.
As I explain in this video, TRX stands above the rest of the suspension trainer producing companies by providing in-depth education through videos and other online resources. They educate fitness professionals to be able to teach specific TRX courses and have created a significant library of exercises that focus on the fundamental movements listed above. Over the past 8 years, and even more so recently, TRX as a company has made some significant changes to their approach and while some are questionable, most are progressive.
The bottom line is that you can go with a different brand for the physical suspension trainer that you buy for your home or to take on business trips, but you need to consult TRX’s vast array of resources to make sure you’re getting the most out of your effort. You don’t want that investment to turn into a waste or even worse, a detriment to your health. As with all exercise, when done incorrectly, the end result could easily be worse than not doing anything at all. I don’t want to see a fail video on the internet of your TRX experiment.
As for why you should listen to me about TRX, you can check out my not-so-up-to-date profile on TRX’s website here. I’ve taken a significant number of their courses with their master trainers and Group Training & Development Manager. There are few TRX courses I haven’t taken. If you have four minutes to spare, you can find out more here and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re at it. We don’t put nearly as much into YouTube as our blog or other outlets, but we’re trying to change that to allow more people to access us so keep your eyes out if you want to get hungry and fit!
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