Suspension Training: TRX

Product spotlight: TRX suspension training

Suspension training has become all the rage in the last few years because of the popularity of functional fitness which trains many muscles at once instead of isolating individual muscles. Suspension training  improves upper and lower body strength, balance, core strength and flexibility and is is incredibly portable. The TRX is very simply a couple of straps, two handles, a door anchor and a suspension anchor yet the number of exercises you can do with this simple equipment is staggering. While many trainers and athletes swear by the TRX system some exercise scientists fear that deconditioned individuals and people who don’t have adequate core strength may be at risk of injury when using the product.The following is a short history lessen on the TRX and a brief description of it’s benefits.


The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.

TRX Training was born of necessity in the Navy SEALs. After TRX founder and inventor Randy Hetrick graduated from college at USC, he spent the next 14 years serving as a Navy SEAL commando. His operational career culminated as a Squadron Commander of the SEAL’s elite special missions unit where circumstances inspired him to experiment with what would become TRX. – See more at:


The TRX Suspension Trainer:

  • Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout
  • Helps build a rock-solid core
  • Increases muscular endurance
  • Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors)
  • Can be set-up anywhere (gym, home, hotel or outside)

By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars.

Thousands of people at all fitness levels now train on the TRX: From everyday people who just want to feel and look their best to some of the world’s most elite athletes. The TRX is used routinely by all four branches of the military, and can be found in the locker rooms of:

  • Major League Baseball teams
  • National League Baseball teams
  • UFC fighters
  • Olympic-level cyclists, swimmers & runners