Having heard a bit about the TRX Suspension Trainer from colleagues and friends, and it’s appearance in my first best sellers list for March, I thought it was about time I did a review. It has certainly been picking up a lot of traction in the fitness niche that’s for sure. But what is all the buzz about? It doesn’t look very impressive from the pics online, but don’t let those influence you. Find out what it’s all about in my TRX suspension trainer review below.
HomeGymCritic’s TRX Suspension Trainer Review
As you can see from the image on the left, it doesn’t look like anything special, just a pair of nylon strips, it doesn’t exactly shout out the latest and greatest piece of fitness equipment for a generation does it! BUT, as the oldage saying goes ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ – that’s never more true than with the TRX Trainer.
What could be part of its downfall is also its greatest strength, its sheer simplicity (in both design and function) is what makes the TRX suspension trainer so amazing in my eyes. It’s just a set of adjustable length nylon straps with handles and foot straps that you anchor above your body. The only resistance being your own bodyweight and force of gravity.
The TRX Suspension Trainer is designed by a US Navy SEAL, which explains a lot! It’s ability to be used anywhere, provide a full body workout, and the fact that it can fit into a small bag make it the perfect piece of equipment to have with you when on operations, or for us meer mortals – on holiday or traveling. The TRX Trainer can provide you with an intense full body circuit style workout so it’s not just a travel buddy, it can be a permanent fixture in your gym if you want it to be. Obviously if your goals are to pack on muscle then you’re going to be limited by the amount of resistance you can stack on it however.
The TRX Suspension Trainer is made from high quality and highly durable nylon with heavy duty handles, so it’s going to last you a long time. Although the warranty on parts is only a year, I’ve not seen or heard any bad reviews with regards durability.
The TRX Suspension Trainer is a fantastic investment for anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to lose fat, build muscle, improve your flexibility, overall health, or increase your strength. I recommend using it in your workout routines somewhere at least. It’s perfect for use on the road or as a permanent fixture in a gym. For those of you looking to purely gain muscle, your obviously limited by the amount of weight you can use for resistance, so it may not be entirely useful for you if that’s your only goal, but for anyone else it’s pure gold!
It’s exciting in the way it mixes things up and stays clear of the norm. The fact that you can use it to work out anywhere just adds to the enjoyment you can get out of using the TRX Suspension Trainer, just be ready for the funny looks you’ll most definitely get from people who are intrigued by it. It’s being used by professional athletes, Navy SEALS, servicemen and women, and people like you and me the world over, it’s for everyone! That concludes my TRX Suspension Trainer Review.