The gym can seem like a very overwhelming place – with tons of people, equipment, and classes being thrown at you it can be tough to find the right workout, or equipment to use. Luckily our training staff here at the NAC is always looking to help, and has set aside some of their favorite pieces of equipment & a few different exercises to go along with each!
We talked with Certified Personal Trainer and Parisi Speed Performance Coach, Jake Zolna about his love for the TRX Straps, and why they are a go-to for him in the gym. Check out his favorite full-body exercises using the TRX:
“For lower body I like to do Pistol Squats. They are a one-legged squat that has you hold the handles on the TRX while keeping your back straight and arms out in front of you at an angle. From there you squat down keeping your arms straight and back upright. Then explode up, pushing through your heels. “
“For upper body I like to do the Archer Row, it’s a combo row where one arm is doing a normal row pulling back and the other arm is doing a reverse fly. You alternate them as you go, giving your back a full workout.”
“Another good movement for upper-body is the TRX Push Up. These are a great because they allow you to get deeper than a regular push up. It also incorporates more stability within the shoulders and core due to holding the TRX Cables.”
“I love using the TRX, because of its versatility. You can literally get a full-body workout with just these two straps.”” –Jake Zolna
If you are looking to add some variation to your workouts don’t hesitate to check out the TRX Cables, a simple yet effective piece of equipment that you can use to get a full-body workout. If you have any questions about different exercises and see Jake around just ask and he will be happy to help!
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