Total Body Resistance Exercise
Total body resistance exercise -- TRX -- is based on using your own body weight against gravity to work on improving flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and endurance . . . while preventing injury.
TRX uses a harness and two handles of adjustable length that can be anchored to nearly anything, such as a ceiling beam in your house or a closed doorway. It is designed to be an extremely portable way of working out using the idea of suspension training.
Suspension workouts force you to engage your core during each and every move. Your core encompasses pelvis, abdominals, back and chest muscles; and is critical to every move, whether you're bending over to pick something up off the floor, running on the treadmill or walking up the stairs.
Because TRX uses your own body weight, you can adjust to your own personal fitness level by moving closer or farther away from the anchoring point. You can keep moving and challenging yourself.
Another benefit of TRX is when you're exercising, you're continually moving in multiple planes -- not moving in just one direction. You're moving forward, backward, side to side, diagonally and in a twisting motion. This challenges multiple muscle groups at a time.
Incorporating TRX into your workout is a great way to add variety and challenge muscle groups.