This is my second attempt at writing this blog post because I deleted the first one...so it is not going to be as indepth.
The TRX is an effective means of maintaining strength over a 4 week period while also relieving any joint pain and increasing stability in the hip and scapula.
Bench Press - no change from pre test to post test
Seated Row - no change from pre test to post test
Single leg Squat - increase in both legs with a marked improvemet in right leg due to increased hip stability.
Single Leg Romanian Deadlift with 2 25lb kettlebells held in hands - increase in both legs with a bigger increase in the left leg.
Overall leg increases were about the same if I combine both exercise rep increases for each leg with +14 on right leg and +13 on left leg respectively.
I highly recommend the TRX for maintenance during a trip or when you have no access to any weights, also when you just need something different in your routine. It is an exceptional tool for active recovery as well. You will maintain strength and increase stability while reducing joint pain. The bottom line on the TRX is, if buy one you won't regret it.
If you are interested in more infrormation on how to use the TRX or a personalized program, contact Shawn Fears at Alaska Fitness Solutions today.