The TRX Suspension Trainer appeared under my tree Christmas morning. Santa hit the nail on the head. I got what I wanted for Christmas. Exercise equipment that I can get a great workout from at home without taking up valuable space in my house.
I’ve been working out at home for a while now. Even though I can still get just as good a workout at home it still isn’t the same. I always feel like there are some exercises I can’t do or muscles I can’t hit. Until now! With the TRX Suspension Trainer you can do 300 + exercises. I still haven’t been able to figure out what these 300 TRX Training exercises are. I’m going to start making a list to see how close I can get to this number.
TRX Suspension Trainer is my Favorite Home Gym
I first heard of the TRX Suspension Trainer a few months ago and didn’t think much of it. I though my workouts were going good with what I already had. It was kind of expensive and I thought I would get other equipment that would provide more value. Boy was I wrong. Here are some reasons that I feel that the TRX Suspension Trainer is worth its price tag.
Cost of the TRX Suspension Trainer vs other Home Gym Equipment
At first I thought the cost of the TRX suspension trainer was high. Believe it or not it isn’t the most expensive fitness equipment I have purchased. I’ve had a used treadmill ($300) and aYork3000 home gym ($550). How long did these last for? Well I think I used the treadmill about 20 times. I thought I would do some running while watching TV. It was so loud I would have to blast the TV just to hear it. I think I outgrew myYork3000 home gym after a couple months. It barely fit in the basement and once it was setup you weren’t going to be moving it.
If you are comparing the variety of workouts that you can do with the equipment then the TRX Suspension Trainer wins hands down. Compared to these two items the TRX Suspension Trainer is a steal, especially since people are buying workout videos without equipment for $130 these days.
TRX Suspension Trainer goes with you
This is one of the features that I think is kind of cool. You can take your gym wherever you go. They even supply a bag. The TRX Suspension Trainer only weighs about 2lbs so you can even travel with it without worrying about going over your weight limit for baggage. Too bad I didn’t have this last year when I went toIndonesiafor a month. Having nothing to workout with really puts a damper on things.
Even though I will probably just use my suspension trainer in the basement hanging from the beam it would also be nice to workout outside in the summer. Last summer I was thinking of working out outside but it would have been too much of a hassle taking my weights and workout mat outside. Now this year I can take my workout to the park or the back yard once I find some thing to hang it off of.
I purchased the TRX Suspension Trainer Pro Pack which included the door anchor. I still haven’t tried to use it with the door anchor because my wife told me not to. Maybe one day when she is at work I’ll give it a try. Shhh!.. Don’t tell her. I think it may be a pain since most of the exercises I do have my feet directly under where the suspension trainer is suspended from or even on the other side. When using the door anchor you have to have the door closed so I would have to adjust some of these exercises and probably not get as good of a workout since I would be in a position that uses less of my bodyweight. This would be a good option if you are at a hotel since most hotel gyms that I have been to only have a few pieces of equipment and it wouldn’t take much to outdo them.
TRX Suspension Trainer Videos
The TRX suspension trainer comes with a basic video for setting up the suspension trainer and doing a basic workout. There are about 12 exercises with beginner, intermediate and advanced positioning for each exercise. I was actually expecting to find 2 other workouts (metabolic blast and endurance circuit) in the box. They actually were in the box, or they were part of the box actually. You don’t get the videos until you register the product online and download them. This actually worked out better for me because I uploaded them to my Smartphone so now I can watch the demonstration while I am working out.
There are also more TRX videos that are for sale as well. You can check out my post ==> TRX Videos. It’s actually kind of cool that they have created some workouts for people that want to train for different sports like tennis and golf. There are also workouts for core strength, flexibility, agility, cardio, boot camps and kettlebells. I’m hoping they will make one for hockey in the future. The closest video they have to this is the winter sports.
TRX Suspension Trainer Workout
I’ve been using the TRX Suspension Trainer for a couple weeks now. I workout 3 times a week for about a half hour. There is no need to do more then this. If you aren’t losing the fat then it’s probably time that you make a change in your diet. I’m doing metabolic resistance workouts and tabatas with my TRX.
I have been searching for an exercise list and everyone that seems to have a list on the net only has 3-5 exercises and they mostly seem to be the same. I’ll be making some future post with videos that I find for exercises that can be done with the TRX Suspension Trainer.
Here’s a little video so you can see how some people are using this workout
Should you Buy the TRX Suspension Trainer?
Well I’m not in a position to tell you if it is for you or not. Here are a couple reason’s people are buying the TRX Suspension Trainer.
- They have no time for the gym.
- They want a quick workout.
- They want be able to do a gym quality workout at home.
- They want a home gym that doesn’t take up half their living room.
- They travel a lot and want to be able to do their workout.
- They want the flexibility to do their workout outside if it’s nice out.
- They want to improve their strength, flexibility and their core.
- They want a home gym that will help them compete in their sport.
- They only want to buy one piece of home gym equipment that will give their whole body a workout and combine their cardio with strength training.
If any of these apply to you then this may be just what you have been looking for. I know the TRX Suspension Trainer is definitely what I have been looking for all these years.
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