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How to Use TRX

Have you seen this workout tool but wondered how to use TRX? Try these simple exercises and stretches below to get started with your TRX cables. TRX stands for total body resistance exercise. It uses your body weight to provide resistance and challenges your strength, balance and joint stability giving you an overall intensified workout from anywhere you can hang the bands.

Back Stretch

Hold for 15-30 seconds with your back and shoulders completely relaxed as you hang down from the TRX straps. Allow your back to relax completely as you hang from the TRX bands.

Chest Stretch

Hold for 15-30 seconds as you lean forward into a lunge. Allow your arms to be pulled back and your chest to stretch out. Lean forward gently to intensify the stretch.

Hamstring Curls

Put your heels in the TRX loops and curl your heels back towards your buttocks. Keep your back and core engaged to not allow your back to sag. Complete 8-10 repetitions.

Split Squats

Put your toes of one foot in the loops of the TRX band and inch your other foot forward to allow yourself to lunge into a split squat. Complete 8-10 repetitions on each side.

Push Ups

Angle your body and engage your core and back to ensure that your back does not sag. Perform 8-10 push ups against the resistance of the TRX bands.


Angle your body and engage your core and back to ensure that your back does not sag or arch. Pull your self up against the TRX bands and be sure to pinch your shoulder blades together to engages those muscles. Complete 8-10 repetitions.

Julia de Reijke RKin, CSEP-CPT, BASc Kinesiology (Hons), DipFTHP

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