Trx Video Workout – Full Body + Finisher
Having the ability to workout as a mom is almost crucial to achieving your fitness goals (learn why here) and while I do love a good bodyweight workout, TRX suspension straps are one of my favorite tools to train with! And because I love them so much, I thought I’d share a quick Trx video workout with you.
This post contains affiliate links from which I make profit. For more information, click here.
If you’ve never used TRX straps before, you may be wondering why I love them so much! I adore them for a couple of reasons:
- You can use them anywhere- even the back of a door in a hotel room
- They’re pretty cost effective from an equipment perspective
- You can target the entire body with them
- You can adjust the intensity level of an exercise by where you stand
- They’re low impact- making them great for anyone who has been injured or has a stick range of motion
One of the biggest struggles when you workout at home with little to no equipment is that it’s very difficult to target your posterior chain– specifically your back muscles!
Unfortunately, these are the muscles we need to work the most because they help us correct our ever-crappy posture. And unless you’re a pull up junkie, most bodyweight training programs omit that region.
TRX on the other hand, makes hitting your posterior chain beyond easy!
This TRX video workout contains a quick circuit that doesn’t take more than fifteen minutes. The circuit places extra emphasis on the back of the body, specifically postural muscles. On top of that, there’s a quick ab superset at the end that’s sure to get your core fired up!
The workout is below but if you need a video demo, there’s one at the end of the post also ?
Like any other fitness routine, make sure you consult with a doctor before jumping into any fitness programs. And just as important is to really nail down your form and technique before making anything more intense.
As I mentioned above, one of the reasons I love TRX suspensions straps (aside from being able to use them anywhere) is that you can adjust the intensity of the exercise based on your stance.
So, before you opt for uber hard, take the first set to run through the exercises, focus on muscle activation and contraction and really nail down form.
Quality reps will always trump quantity.
TRX Video Workout
Low row 10
Cross balance lunge 8
Face pull 10
Hamstring runner 20
Perform each exercise for the prescribed number of repetitions back to back without rest. At the end of the set, rest for 45-60 seconds and repeat. Perform 3-4 times depending on time.
Full body saw 8
Side plank with dip 8
Perform each exercise for the prescribed number of repetitions back to back without rest. At the end of the set, rest for 45-60 seconds and repeat. Perform 2-3 times depending on time.
While I’m not a crazy fan of “hitting abs” every workout (there’s so many “better bang for your buck exercises!” sometimes the burn does feel nice.
In this case, I don’t opt for crunches and sit ups but instead… direct core work!
TRX straps are fun in the sense that they challenge your core muscles more than most pieces of equipment because you’re in an angled plane of motion. You need to stabilize more.
Coupled that with direct core work when you’re suspended and exercises on these straps can pack a punch.
These two exercises are a couple of my favorites and they do challenge the shoulders also. They make a fun finisher (you’ll feel your obliques tomorrow if you’re not used to these!) and they get the core fired up.
Like all other exercises, focus on form first and make sure you can activate properly within the exercises otherwise scale down.
This Trx video workout makes for an awesome workout on a busy day! It’s quick yet focuses on all the right muscles which makes it perfect for moms. On top of that, you can do it anywhere. TRX suspension straps make an awesome piece of at home workout equipment– they’re easy to use and low impact but can pack a punch. Thanks to the quickness of this workout it also makes it perfect to squeeze into nap time… or in my case just allow your kids to crawl all over you 😛
Quick Tip: My go-to store for equipment is Pro Source! They have awesome gear at fair prices.. plus, if you use the code “mamabear15” you save fifteen percent on the best price on the site – win!