But to someone who has never tried it, TRX can look downright intimidating. With a few pointers, though, you can master this awesome training system. That said, here are some things to keep in mind as you begin your TRX training program:
Get comfortable with adjusting the straps frequently as the TRX cables depend on the exercise you’re performing. Remember: The yellow tabs on each strap should be even with one another.
The majority of TRX exercise will require you to use four standard strap lengths:
You determine how much weight you'll have to push or pull by how far you step your feet out from your body. If you're just starting out, keep your feet closer to your body to focus on form before cranking up the intensity.
While keeping your feet close to your body is a good idea as you're mastering TRX, you don't want to keep them so close that you're not able to move through each exercise's full range of motion.
5. Learning The Moves
The TRX enables you to do the same movements that you'd use with dumbbells, kettlebells and the like, and they'll probably be harder as you work your stabilizer muscles to the max.
6. Get Guidance
It always helps to get advice from a pro as you're working through the steps of mastering the TRX system. A trainer, like those you'll find at Amarillo's Downtown Athletic Club, will help you set up and do the exercises correctly. The DAC even offers a TRX group class to help you get your feet wet.