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TRX Ab Workouts

I remember the first time I heard about the TRX suspension trainer. Always wanting a new challenge this intrigued me, thinking if this was created by a Navy Seal it has to be an awesome piece of equipment. Not only are those guys ripped. They are in incredible condition.

Every movement you do with the TRX you are challenging your core, strength, flexibility as well as balance the entire time, which makes the TRX is a unique product.

In contrast to some body-weight exercises (you know, more traditional squats, lunges, pushups and ab exercises). The same types of movements become more challenging when you add the TRX into the mix. And for those who travel this excellent piece of equipment that you can bring along for an amazing workout that you can do in your hotel room.

You will feel soreness in muscles you never knew you had, and your strength and skill will increase rapidly.  The nice thing is you can “adjust” your own body’s level of resistance by changing your angle making the exercise more difficult or easier to do, which makes the TRX a great piece of equipment as well as a killer workout for those who really want to challenge themselves. Plus it will give you “good soreness” feeling after the workout.

Here are a few an incredible workouts for building core strength and upper body strength with the TRX

TRX Spiderman Push Up

  • Pushup position feet in the lower straps
  • Put your feet into the lower hand cradles
  • Go down into a full pushup and bring your right knee to your right elbow
  • Then as you come back up, you bring your leg back to its original position by the time you complete the push up
  • Repeat on left side

TRX Body Saw Plank to a knee crunch

  • Feet in the lower straps in a plank position on your elbows
  • Use your core and bring your body forward (ears over hands)
  • Use your core to go backwards
  • Progress to adding suspended crunch bringing you knees into your chest.
  • Straighten your legs back into the plank position is reached and rock your body into that saw

TRX Mountain Climbers

  • Pushup position feet in the lower straps
  • Bring knees into chest like a normal MT climber

The TRX Suspended Side Plank with oblique dip

  • Put your feet in the foot cradles.
  • Moving onto your right hip, support your upper-body with your right elbow and forearm.
  • Straighten your legs so that you are in a side-plank position with your feet off the floor.
  • Then lift your left hand toward the sky with your head looking toward the sky too.
  • Next, bring dip your hip down and use your oblique’s to raise your hips back up
  • After finishing your reps on one side, switch to the other side

The TRX Atomic Push-

  • Place your feet in the TRX handles and begin in a push-up position.  Make sure you keep your feet under the anchor point or at least very close.
  • Perform a push-up, keeping your core tight, and bringing your chest a few inches above the floor.
  • Press your body back up at the same time pull your knees up to your chest as you bring hips up toward the ceiling, like a tuck position.
  • Straighten your legs and return to first position