We’re providing you with seven TRX lower body exercises. These will help build strength and muscle while improving your balance and flexibility.
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Medical Disclaimer: Always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program. This blog post and video are not intended to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise regimen for you.
We are back with a second video that concentrates on the lower body. Sabine Evans is joining us via Zoom, and she is a certified TRX Trainer. If you missed our TRX upper body workout, be sure to check it out here. Check out our non-TRX exercise posts on the upper body and lower body while you’re here!
Sabine suggests that you warm-up, pick 3-4 of these exercises, and do each side for 30 seconds. Be sure to work at your own pace and modify the moves as you deem necessary.
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TRX LOWER BODY EXERCISES
Cycle Jumps (facing anchor):
While holding on to the straps with your arms, do jumping lunges, alternating sides. Bring your knee as close to the ground as you feel comfortable. You can also modify this move by making it easier and do backward lunges by taking a step back, alternating legs.
Squat Row to Shoulder Press with Weight (facing anchor)
Holding one strap with one arm, squat down to the ground with a weight in your other arm, holding it near your shoulder. Rise out of the squat, raise your arm, and extend it straight up. Once you’ve completed the move on one side, switch arms.
In the video, Dan uses a 10 lb dumbbell but you can use whatever weight works best for you. If it’s too difficult with weight, do without it.
Skater Jumps (facing anchor)
Make sure you have plenty of lateral space as you will be jumping from side to side. While holding on to both straps at the same time, you will jump from one side to the other. The leg behind the planted leg (the one with all of your body weight) can be bent down towards the ground; you can even touch your knee to the ground if you can.
Pistol Squats (facing anchor)
While holding on to both straps, stand on one leg and go down into a squat with your other leg extended, straight out in front of you. When you come up out of the squat, drive your knee up then repeat the move slowly. Go as low as you feel comfortable (you don’t have to go all the way to the ground). Once you’ve finished the exercise on one leg, switch to the other, and repeat. Be sure to engage your glutes during this move.
Suspended Lunges (facing away anchor)
Check the length of the straps before starting this exercise; they should be at mid-calf position. Place one foot in the cradle of one of the straps. Bring the suspended leg (in the cradle) down towards the ground and drive it up in a lunging motion. Complete this exercise on both legs.
To make the move more difficult, when you drive your suspended leg up, hop up on your planted leg so you come off of the ground a bit. This will really work your balance!
Sprinter’s Start (facing away anchor)
Hold on to the straps with them inside your arms and kneel down on one knee like in a lunge position. Then, drive up the knee from the ground and hold your leg in front of you in a 90-degree angle and hold it there for about 1 – 2 seconds. Continue on the same side for the specified, timed duration. Then switch sides and complete on the other leg.
Balance Lunges (facing anchor)
Make sure to have plenty of lateral space as you will be moving from side to side. While holding on to both arm straps, you will take steps side to side but keeping your body weight only on your planted leg that’s on the ground. The other leg (the one behind your planted leg) will not touch the ground and you can tap your knee to the back of the calf muscle of the planted leg. Do a slight squat to the ground with each step on the planted leg. Take your time with the one, it’s all about the balance and working those legs!
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I love my TRX as it is portable! We’ve taken it with us on trips and have been able to continue our routine while away from home. TRX is a great total body workout, and you don’t have to invest thousands of dollars on gym equipment to get a great workout in!
next series on abs next week
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