How’s this for convenience? Full-body workout. Ten minutes. One piece of equipment. We’re always bragging about how the TRX Suspension Trainer™ lets you bring accessible, scaleable workouts wherever you go, and we’re proving it in this free, 10-minute, full-body session with TRX Training Club® Coach Stephanie Warwick.
Just like you have to walk before you run, you also have to set up your straps before you sweat. We’ll cover each step here, then let Stephanie put you to work.
Step 1: Anchor Your Suspension Trainer
Anchoring just means you have to set up your Suspension Trainer. Don’t worry, it’s super fast because our basic anchoring options don’t require any tools or drilling.
Every Suspension Trainer comes with a Door Anchor and a Suspension Anchor. The Door Anchor is a black strap with a loop on one end and a padded square on the other end. You can set up your Door Anchor over any hinged door for your workout. The Suspension Anchor is the long, yellow or black strap with a carabiner at one end and loop at the opposite end. You can wrap it around a basketball pole, a tree trunk, an exposed beam or a sturdy swing set.
In the video below, TRX Training Club Coach Louis Lopez talks you through the process for setting up either type of anchor.
Step 2: Adjust Your Straps
To adjust your straps, you need to find the Barrel Lock Adjuster—the metal square in the middle of each strap. To shorten the length of your straps, tilt the Barrel Lock Adjuster toward you, so it’s parallel with the ground. Keeping it parallel with the ground, use your free hand to pull up on the tab of the strap you’re shortening. (On the Home2 and Pro4 systems, the tab is yellow. On the Tactical and Digi Camo systems, it’s black.)
When you let go of the Barrel Lock Adjuster, it re-locks its position. Repeat on the second side before beginning your workout.
To lengthen the straps, flip the Barrel Lock Adjuster toward you and pull down while holding it open.
For Stephanie’s workout, you’ll need to set your Suspension Trainer to the mid-calf position. When you’re standing next to your Suspension Trainer, that means the handles will be around the lower half of your knee caps, and the bottom of the foot cradles should rest by your calf muscles.
Once again, we have Coach Louis demonstrating how it works below.
Step 3: Sweat
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Coach Stephanie has divided this 10-minute session into two blocks. The first three moves are different versions of TRX Burpees, which you’ll complete for 30 seconds on each side. (If you’re doing those correctly, you’ll be as breathless as Stephanie is after the final round.) The final block of the workout is a 3-minute AMRAP. You’ll start with 10 reps of a standing TRX Squat to Y-Fly, followed by 10 reps of the TRX Push-Up to Knee-Tuck. Keep repeating those 10-rep blocks for as many rounds as possible. (Yes, that’s what AMRAP stands for!)
Give it a try, and see if you can still talk at the end.
Step 4: Repeat
Now that you’ve experienced how effective a TRX Training Club class is, why not try a few more?
New TRX Training Club members get a free trial period to try out the full range of class offerings. That means all the Suspension Training®, yoga, bodyweight, HIIT, and recovery you can handle, for free. (Yes, we do a lot more than just Suspension Training.) You can stick with 10 minute classes, or level up to sessions up to 45 minutes. It’s all about finding the best fit for you.
Beyond the trial period, the full TRX Training Club experience—Live, On-Demand, and Replay classes—is just $19.99 per month. (Pro-tip: There’s an extra discount if you splurge for an annual membership.)