Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TRX-Cuse me? Workout to Try

I love trying new workouts whenever possible, which granted isn't that often, but still, I love when I can sneak away and give things a try.  I had wanted to try TRX for a long time (especially since my girl Mrs. W had raved about) and was seeing more of this training style incorporated to other workouts (ie, Orangetheory Fitness).


So what is TRX?

"Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously" - TRX for Athletes

Furthermore,

"TRX uses gravity and your body as resistance.  Attached to a single anchor point, the set of two nylon straps forces your core and stabilizing muscles to fire up during every move". Shape Magazine:

Well, that surely is enough to get me interested!
As soon as I started the class and I already wanted to apply for Cirque du Soleil. I mean, this was amazing. I felt like I was the strongest most coordinated person on the planet...and then we finished the warm up.

We quickly transitioned to upper body (always standing at an angle and activating core/leg muscles), working biceps, pecs, triceps and back muscles to the max.  Man, this was hard! I mean I had used body resistance for strength training in the past, but this was totally different.  Not only were my muscles burning from the resistance, but then we threw in some cardio...say what?! Jumping jacks and high knees led right into lower body knocking out some squats and lunges. 


By the end of the class, I had barely moved my feet but was aching all over, covered in sweat and exhausted.  It was a totally new workout that really challenged my body in ways it had never been challenged before; that Mrs. W was not joking, this was great!


I really thought I was going to be hanging from the sky for the whole class, but I never left the ground.  I just powered up my strength and engaged EVERY muscle in my body for 60 minutes straight.

If you are ready to feel like a sassy and strong acrobat, then this is the workout for you...don't wait and give it a try!

Strive to thrive, 
Em

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