Introduction to Using the TRX Suspension Straps

Introduction to Using the TRX Suspension Straps

Have you heard of TRX suspension straps? They are a great way to get in a good workout and help you to improve your fitness levels. If you have never used the TRX before, here is an introduction to how they work and what you can do with them.

Upper Body TRX Training Suspension Strap

Anatomy of the TRX straps

The TRX Suspension Trainer is a portable, compact exercise system that uses your body weight to create resistance to improve strength, power, endurance, and balance. The system consists of two straps connected by carabineers and handles. One end of each strap has a loop for your foot, while the other end is attached to an anchor point.

The suspension trainer allows you to perform exercises similar to a gym by simulating bodyweight movements such as push-ups and squats and gymnastic skills like pull-ups and dips using just your body weight.

The Essentials

The TRX suspension straps are a portable and versatile piece of exercise equipment, and they can utilize anywhere, from your home to the gym.

They are easy to use and don’t require any special equipment or tools to set up– hang them from a certain point (like your door frame) using the included carabiners, then get started on one of their many exercises.

The TRX system has been designed for athletes of all skill levels and abilities, including beginners looking to improve their fitness levels and professional trainers who want a different way to add variety to their workout routines. The TRX suspension straps can use for countless exercises targeting every part of your body: arms, legs, and core muscles (abdominals).

Warm-up and cool down

Before you start a workout, it’s essential to warm up. This can be as simple as stretching and doing some light cardio, or it can involve more complex exercises like jumping jacks, running in place, or doing push-ups. You want your body to relax and loosen up after exerting itself for so long; otherwise, the next day will be hard on you!


The TRX suspension straps are an excellent tool for exercising. The exercises can be done at home or at the gym, and they can be performed with one or two TRX straps; they can also be done with two people so that you can train with a partner.

Core exercises

To get started, you’ll want to do some core exercises. There are tons of different core exercises that you can do with the TRX suspension straps, and here are just a few:

  • The plank – this is where you go into a push-up position with your feet on the straps, then hold this shape for as long as possible
  • Tuck jumps – This is when you raise your legs off the ground and jump up and down like in basketball
  • Side planks – You lie on one side, holding yourself up by hooking your feet through the straps. Hold this position for 30 seconds or longer.

Chest and back exercises

The TRX suspension straps are great for working the chest and back muscles. They’re also relatively easy to use, so it’s no surprise that they’re popular with beginners and advanced exercisers alike. The only limit is your imagination!

One way to incorporate the TRX suspension straps into your workout routine is by performing chest and back exercises with them. Chest and back exercises are some of the most popular ones—and they deserve their place at the top of every fitness enthusiast’s list!

Arms and shoulders exercises

Biceps curl:

Seated on the floor, with your feet flat, grab the handles, and let your arms straighten. Pull the straps toward you until they’re at a 90-degree angle to your arms (your elbows will be slightly bent)—lower back to starting position slowly and repeat for ten reps.

Overhead press:

Grab the handles and lift them above your head as high as possible while keeping good posture—don’t arch your back or lean too far forward! Lower slowly and repeat for ten reps.

Triceps extension:

 Sit down on a bench with knees bent at 90 degrees, so they’re resting on top of it; face away from the anchor point while holding onto both handles in front of you so that they stretch across your body like an “x.” Lean back slightly so that weights are off the ground, then raise them overhead by bending elbows without allowing the upper arm to bend too much—make sure there’s still some tension on straps throughout the move! Do three sets of 8-12 reps per set before moving on to the next exercise (or resting).

Lower-Body-TRX-Training Suspension Strap

Legs and glutes exercises

The TRX suspension straps are a great tool to use for leg and glute exercises. Here are some of the most popular:


Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, holding the straps at hip level. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the ground (or as far as you can go), keeping your back straight and chest up. Return to starting position, keeping arms stationary and in line with shoulders throughout exercise.


 Stand tall with feet together, holding straps at hip level. Keep your back knee from touching the floor; return to the start position by pushing off the floor with your toes; repeat on the opposite side until desired reps are complete.


Bend knees slightly while leaning forward from hips until barbell touches the ground; extend knees and hips simultaneously, so body returns upright while lifting barbell toward the head (keeping arms straight); lower barbell back down toward ground under control until it reaches just above mid-shin height before repeating movement for desired reps/sets.

The Last Word on TRX Suspension Strap

We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading this article! We know it’s long, but we want to give you all the information required to start with the TRX straps. You may wonder what’s next; now is when you decide how much time and money you want to invest in this new fitness tool.

If you’re starting or have a limited budget, we recommend using inexpensive suspension straps that will do most of what these do (but not all).

But if money isn’t an issue for you right now and you want complete control over how heavy your exercises are, then go ahead and splurge on some more expensive ones!

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