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TOTAL BODY RESISTANCE EXERCISE

Musa

Body Resistance Exercise equipment is the most sought after tool lately. It’s a great suspension training development step in functional training.

It is absolutely different from a traditional workout conducted on exercise machines focused on sole, isolated muscles.

It is based on a combined approach that includes balance and flexibility. It can be set up anywhere it is portable , you will either use your hands or feet  depending on the exercise to hold onto  the straps.

They are trainer straps. You can start with your warm up for seven to 10 minutes , you will need a towel, water for drinking during exercise .

TRX PUSH UP — Targets shoulder, chest, arms. To start hook your toes through the TRX straps so that the tops of your feet face the floor. Lift your body up so that weight rest on the floor .

Lift your body up so that weight rests on the palms of your hands. Keeping stomach tight end elbows to lower your chest between hands . You will feel your chest between hands. You will feel your chest and shoulders working as you press back up to the starting position.

TRX CHEST PRESS — Forget lying down to perform the typical chest press. Face away from the anchor with your feet shoulder width apart.

Grab the handles with an overhead grip and extend arms in front of you at shoulder height. Lean forward so that your body is at a slight diagonal bend elbows and  lower chest between your hands.

You will engage your chest and arms as you push yourself back up to start position..

TRX INVERTED ROW — Targets biceps. Lie directly underneath the TRX . Bend knees and plant your feet on the floor.

Reach up to grasp the handles, palms facing each other, arms fully extended as you lift your body a few inches off the floor.

Keeping the close to your sides, bend your elbows to pull torso up towards the handles until your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees.

Lower down to the starting position . You will put your biceps and back to work . As you raise and lower your torso slowly and with control.

You can also perform this exercise with straight legs, heels grounded on the floor and your body at a diagonal .

KNEELING TRICEPS PRESS — kneel down facing the anchor and grab the straps with an underhand grip. Stretch arms straight out in front of you and hold them shoulder width apart.

Band elbows to lower your upper body toward the floor until hands are in line with your ears. This is when you will start to feel those triceps burn, return to start position.

ALLIGATOR — Targets shoulders, back and side tummy or oblique. Start facing the anchor and grab the handles with an overhead grip. Lean back until your body forms a diagonal line and the trx straps are tight.

Pull body up as you pull back and down with left arm. Rotate torso to the right as you do so. You will put your shoulder and back to work as your oblique help stabilise your movements. Return to start and repeat in the other side.

BICEP CURL — face toward the TRX  anchor point and grab on handles in each hand, palms facing. Lean all the way back until your arms are extended and the strap is tight.

To activate your biceps bend elbows without letting them drop until hands frame your temples slowly pulling body up as you do so. Return to start. Then you do your cool down and you will be done with your workout.