A Faulty Beginning
If you start out with your body in the wrong spot, it can cause significant problems. Don't begin your TRX session far away from where it will end. You can easily lose the tension in the straps and get hurt.
Start out by determining how much tension you'll require. This can be accomplished by initiating your TRX session toward the end range of motion. This allows for full tension throughout the duration of the movement. For example, if you perform a bicep curl, align your body where the movement will end. Your arms should curl and your hands should be at the temples. From this position, bend at your elbow and pull your body in the direction of the anchor where the TRX connects.
If slacking creeps into your TRX moves, it'll reduce the workout's effectiveness. This typically happens when the straps are too loose. If you allow the straps to slack, you will likely slack as well. So make sure that there is ample tension. It'll maximize the impact of each movement from the beginning of your TRX workout all the way until the end.
If you end your TRX session with scrapes or other wounds, don't accept it as a part of the exercise. Scraping typically occurs during chest presses as the straps press against the shoulders and arms. Be sure to keep the straps away from your skin. This is a bit more challenging, but it'll up the intensity of your TRX workout. Never let those straps rest on your body. Either move your hands up a few inches or maintain a strong focus on your arms' stabilization muscles to prevent contact.
When you tire during your workout, it becomes challenging to remain stiff. Yet if your midsection sags, you'll heighten the risk of an injury as it puts your lower back at risk. Always stay aware of your body's positioning. For example, in a plank, remain aligned all the way from your ankles to your knees, hips and ears. This alignment will allow you to maximize the effectiveness of your workout and keep you in a safe position.
It's easy to make a mistake while engaging in TRX. If you have any hesitations about your form or exercises, lean on the expertise of the Downtown Athletic Club'spersonal trainers. Try our TRX class to get professional instruction.