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Workout Wednesday: TRX Total Body Workout

Posted by Danielle Gallagher on

After you have a baby, losing weight is hard. Finding time to workout seems impossible and the weight doesn't seem to melt off as easily as you want. That's why TRX is such an effective weight loss tool. It allows you to exercise in a quick amount of time, while providing an extremely effective workout. TRX is a suspension training system. Most of the TRX systems can be hung from a door, and have straps for your hands or feet that can be adjusted to different heights. It takes up almost no space and allows you to workout in your room while your baby plays in his crib.

Do this workout as a circuit, doing 8-12 reps each exercise. Try to do the circuit three times.

  1. Chest Press

Adjust the TRX handles so they come to your waist. Grab hold of the handles and take one step forward. Lean forward so your body is at a 45 degree angle to the floor. Bend your elbows and lower yourself until your chest is on the same plane as the handles. Push yourself back up to starting position.  Great job http://www.skinnymom.com/chest-press-with-trx/ we appreciate your pictures.

 

  1. Bicep Curls

With your palms facing up, grab the handles. Lean back until the TRX is tight. Using your biceps, bend your elbows and pull yourself upright. Slowly, go back down into starting position.  Thanks again: http://www.skinnymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Bicep-Curls_ALL.jpg

 

  1. Moving Plank

Adjust the straps so they sit several inches off the ground. Place your feet in the straps and stretch your body out so you are belly-down on the mat. Prop yourself up on your forearms. Your body should be parallel to the ground. Slowly, swing your body a few inches forward (without moving your forearms). Using your core, stop yourself and slowly swing back.  Thanks to http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/dailypix/2008/Sep/25/hawaii809250310V2_b.jpg for this inspiring image. 

 

  1. Lunge

Adjust the handles so they are about 2 feet off the floor. Place one leg in one strap. Your other leg should be a few feet forward, with your knee bent at 90 degrees. Swing the leg in the strap up, bending your knee as if you were kneeing the ceiling. Stop when your knee gets waist level. Balance all of your weight on the other leg. Slowly,

bring your leg back to starting position. Do 8-12 reps on one leg, then switch legs.  Thank you to https://manbicep.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/trx-suspended-lunge.png for the great photo.

  1. Squat

Grab the TRX handles with both hands. It should be at waist level. Take a big step backwards. Spread you feet so they are wider than shoulder-width apart. Keeping your elbows bent, drop down into a squat. Then, use your legs to lift yourself back up.  Thank you http://img.aws.livestrongcdn.com/ls-slideshow-main-image/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/02beab1a-c6fc-4c08-9beb-1441f47b06b2.jpg for the great images. 

 

Hi Everyone!  I'm Danielle, and I'm a little bit of a fitness nut.  Since having my 1-year old son, working out has been a little more difficult.  Between breastfeeding and running around with a baby who does not EVER sit still, I've had to learn how to workout a whole new way.  Join me on Workout Wednesdays as I share my post-baby workout tips.  You can learn how to get (or stay) healthy while you juggle being SuperMom!

 


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