TRX Travel Workout!
When I leave town, without fail, my suspension training TRX comes with. If I can’t find a gym, I still get a proper workout anywhere, no excuses. After all, it’s super lightweight and can be strung up anywhere, like a tree, monkey bars or, in this case, a support beam on the house. This type of resistance training uses bodyweight against gravity and is great for core and joint stabilization.
After a proper dynamic warm-up, perform 2-4 rounds of the following exercises for 45 seconds each, allowing minimal breaks between sets.
The Row targets upper back muscles like the rhomboids, lower trapezius and latissimus dorsi as well as biceps, and stabilization of posterior-chain muscles like low back, glutes, hamstrings and calves.
In this 1-leg Split Squat, the lower body and core musculature are working in tandem to maintain balance and control. Be sure to drive front heel into ground to avoid knee injury.
This advanced variation of the pushup tests core stability, pectorals, triceps and shoulder muscles. Do not let your hips drop below shoulder height.
In this squat, be sure to keep bodyweight on standing leg, driving heel into floor at all times. Hip and core stabilization as well as lower body strength are the prime targets of this move.
Keep shoulders on top of hands at all times, tucking chin at the top of the exercise. Do not let hips drop below shoulder level. You’ll feel your abdominals but you should not feel strain in your neck or low back. If you do, stop.
Target your triceps while maintaining a plank with your body. Keep elbows in one place as you bend your forearms, using your bodyweight as resistance.
Disclaimer: As with any exercise program, check with your doctor before embarking upon any new workout regimen.