Personal Training,TRX and the Secret to Six-Pack Abs – Brice Remaley
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As a personal trainer for over 15 years I would bet a dollar to your dime that you want six-pack abs but you hate the misery of endless crunches and sit-ups. Well that’s ok because crunches alone will not give you the results you want. Plus traditional sit-ups put unnecessary stress on you back. Carving out a set of spectacular abs requires intelligent training and a good clean diet. TRX exercises are perfect for 6-pack abs and your entire core development. TRX training is a unique way of performing bodyweight exercises. TRX simultaneously enhances strength, balance, flexibility and core stability by utilizing the affects of gravity and your own body weight as a resistance tool.ainer

TRX has become a huge part of the fitness industry  because anyone can do it from professional athletes to exercise newbies. It is simple and efficient. In TRX training your core muscles are always working to stabilize your body. So no matter what exercise you are doing your core will benefit. This helps to strengthen your abdominal muscles and develop your core. TRX is also fabulous for stretching out the entire body. TRX core specific exercises are one of the best ways to tone abdominal muscles.

Try these 3 great TRX exercises to get a stronger core and better abs.

 

TRX Suspended Crunches

  1. Stick your feet in two TRX bands

  2. Press your body up into a fully extended push up position.

  3. Tighten your abdominal muscles without arching your back and pull your knees in until they’re perpendicular with your hips.

  4. As you pull your knees in lean forward with your hips up. Remember to keep your back flat and your core tight.

  5. Hold for .5 seconds and shoot your legs back out to start.

  6. Repeat for 20 reps.

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TRX Plank

  1. Stick your feet in two TRX bands

  2. Get into a plank position with your forearms on the ground and raise your hips off the floor.

  3. Brace your core without letting your hips or back droop, squeeze your abs keeping your shoulders, hips, knees and ankles all in line. 

  4. Hold for 10 seconds then drop your knees to the ground to rest for 5 seconds and repeat for one minute.

 

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TRX Body Saw

  1. Stick your feet in two TRX bands.

  2. Get into a plank position with your forearms on the ground and raise your hips off the floor.

  3. Push through your forearms and send your body back as far as possible. It is important to keep your back flat and your hips/butt up and do not let your back droop.

  4. Hold for .5 seconds, tighten your abs and pull your body forward back to start.

  5. Hold for 1 second and repeat for 20 reps.

Six-pack abs are not only gorgeous but they are the reward of a stronger core. Maybe traditional crunches will get you the elusive six-pack eventually but TRX will get you there faster and safer. TRX will help you build a stronger core and strengthen your entire body.

What are your favorite TRX exercises?

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