DIY Fitness: Week 11 of using my TRX Update
Some things I learned in 11 weeks:
- Adjusting the straps for specific exercises
- How to challenge me with proper positioning
- Proper form while completing each exercise
- Improved endurance
- Muscle definition
I will admit it is a GREAT way to challenge your body. When you first look at the bands it does look challenging however over time it gets easier. I found a great video on YouTube to get started as a beginner. The video was excellent for my initial 4 weeks. My progress is evident after 4 weeks in terms of my form and endurance. The video is at RealFitTv and you can move at your own pace. I was able to finish 2 sets in my first four weeks but I will say I am ready to progress to 3 sets.
The only confusing part with using the TRX is the length of the bands. There are three different lengths: short, mid-length(marks on the band) and long. Also, there is the mid-calf length as well if you are doing exercises from the floor. I will also let you know that using the TRX with feet in stir-ups is an exercise challenge. This will definitely take some time to perfect.
I a found a video on Shape.com to set-up TRX at home
This is another home workout using your TRX.