TRX suspension trainer straps review and exercises
November 21, 2016
I love my TRX Suspension Trainer Straps. These days, I have it set permanently attached to my apartment’s front door with the included door anchor. But only when I use it. It is amazingly portable and stuffs into the included webbed pouch.
I’ve taken it everywhere, be it in the bags of my motorcycle or in my TUMI roller of on my shoulder in a Filson bag. When it comes to training on the road, TRX straps travel much better than carrying weights or anything else with you.
Also, door-mounted exercises are limited but if you’re brave, you can walk or run to a local school or park and hang it from a tree limb or jungle gym using the included suspension anchor.
I mostly use my TRX Home Suspension Trainer for assisted push-ups, assisted curls, assisted squats, chest presses, inverted rows, tricep-presses, chest fly, chest press, shrugs — so many body weight exercises with such excellent possibilities for assistance.
The straps are really your friend.
It’s been a while since I have looked over the TRX site. It looks like they have three levels of TRX trainers:
- TRX Go Gym Suspension Trainer at $129.95 (extra portable, light, foam grips)
- TRX Home Gym Suspension Trainer at $179.95 (which is what I have)
- TRX Pro Gym Suspension Trainer at $209.95 (nicer, hard-rubber grips)
- TRX Duo Suspension Trainer Trainer (commercial only, cool wooden grips)
If I were to do it again, I would probably just get the TRX Go as lighter is better and I am not a heavy-user or heavy abuser.
I might even get a TRX Go that is dedicated to travel and lives in my luggage instead of messing with the set I have set up permanently, and taped-down with duct tape, on the front door of my apartment.
That said, it’s my fault that I am not a heavier-user.
Once the grips start getting chopped up and torn and so forth, I am sure that some electrical tape or duct tape might help for a while — but I have had my TRX straps for years now and that’s never been a problem.
I am not a heavy user and I don’t so many exercises that require me to stuff my feet into the loops, so I don’t know if certain exercises wear down the foam grips/handles differently than the exercises I do on them.
Here are 8 of the most common and awesome exercises that I do on my TRX, via Livestrong.