Originally developed from an idea of a U.S. Navy Seal, TRX straps have become an incredibly popular fitness tool. Here are 5 reasons why people from all over the world continue to use them (the U.S. Navy included):
1. They are incredibly effective.
When you combine your own body’s weight, gravity and some common sense, you will find there are many ways in which you can have a serious workout.
2. Nothing else is needed.
TRX straps are literally all you need for a full body workout. You don’t need any accessories, or additional equipment for specific exercises. You can do it all with just the suspension straps – just have a look at our section on TRX workout ideas.
In fact, unless you are into weightlifting, you don’t need to visit the gym at all. The TRX suspension system can be used to train just about every muscle in your body.
3. You can take them anywhere.
How many other fitness tools do you know of that will give you the same full body workout – and fit into your suitcase? The compact dimensions and relatively low weight makes it ideal for people who travel a lot. As such, there is no need to start looking for a gym at your travel destination – you can literally pack everything you need.
4. No dedicated space needed.
When using TRX straps, you don’t need a dedicated room or space to store your exercise equipment. You can just use them as needed, and put them away again afterwards.
5. It’s affordable.
Compared to the cost of other exercise equipment, TRX straps are relatively cheap. As such, that makes it affordable for many people who cannot afford to set up a home gym, or who simply don’t want to spend that much money.
There are a few instances in which the TRX suspension training system wouldn’t be suitable for everyday use – such as bodybuilding or weight training. For everybody else, though, it makes perfect sense to use it as a complete workout system.