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Travel Fitness Log: Workout #6 (Bangkok)

Travel Fitness Log: Workout #6 (Bangkok)

This workout feels like a very long time ago! I’ve had it saved on my phone for a good couple of weeks now but wifi issues, and generally being busy travelling around has meant that it joined the backlog of workouts to be uploaded.

The ‘gym’ that we had in our Bangkok apartment complex didn’t have a vast amount of equipment, but neither Tom or I really minded. With stunning views of the Bangkok skyline from the 53rd floor, we were perfectly content with the yoga mats, Swiss balls and TRX provided. It was more than enough to start our couple of days in the city with a satisfying workout. (more…)

TRX Abs: Guide to the seven minute six-pack.

TRX Abs: Guide to the seven minute six-pack.

Forget your sit ups, crunches or Russian twists- if you really want to feel those abdominals burning then using a TRX is the way to go.

Even adding a TRX to a simple exercise like the plank adds an element of instability that really challenges the core.

I love doing this with new clients because without fail they’ll turn to me afterwards and say “that’s so hard, but you can REALLY feel it working”.

I mean, what more do you want from an ab exercise?

Anyone who has been to one of my TRX sessions knows all too well that I like to spend the last 6-8 minutes at the end burning out that six pack! Because honestly, that’s all the time it takes.

The exercises in the video are pretty advanced. If you know you have a strong core and good stability then you shouldn’t have an issue. However, if you find yourself really struggling, practice first just getting yourself into the plank position with your feet in the TRX cradles.

The easiest way I’ve found to do this is simply by kneeling in front of the TRX, facing away from it. From there you can reach behind and slip the cradles over your feet. Then you can walk the hands out into plank. Once you can hold the plank steadily for at least 30 seconds, try pushing yourself by moving on to the workout below – take it one exercise at a time at first!

Check out the full workout video below. It’s written out in full too- along with some handy tips! As ever, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and if you have any questions, do get in touch.

TRX Abs: Guide to The Seven Minute Six Pack

The Workout In Full

1) Tucks
2) Mountain Climbers
3) Oblique Tucks
4) Pikes

For this one pair the exercises together.

Do exercise one and two for 30 seconds each with no rest in between. Rest for 20 seconds. Repeat 3 times. Then do the same structure with exercise three and four.

now watch the video…

Too easy? Try adding in a bosu ball…

Tip: The TRX need to be lengthened down so that the handles and cradles are towards the floor. But try not to have them too long. When you’re in your plank, your body, from head to toe, should be in a nice straight line, as parallel as possible to the floor. 

 

15 Minute TRX Workout: The Lower Body Burner

15 Minute TRX Workout: The Lower Body Burner

I was really pleased with the response from last month’s killer upper body TRX workout. So I decided to make it into a bit of a mini series.

This month I’ve created a lower body burner on the suspension belts. The main focuses, you guessed it, being legs and glutes. I often use TRX with clients who are new to resistance training. Using them for exercises such as squats and lunges provides just a tiny bit of additional support. This means that you can really focus on getting the technique spot-on.

Luckily I managed to create this video the day before I ran into (yes, into) an escalator. My knee is now pretty swollen so I’m avoiding leg day for a little while!

Still, that doesn’t mean that you all can’t get your DOMS on!

Just as with the upper body exercises, lower body TRX workouts are easily adaptable to ability and experience. The closer your stand underneath the anchor of the TRX, e.g. for lunges and squats, the harder the exercise will be. This is because the belts will have more slack, meaning you’re carrying more of your own weight. Place tension in the Belts by walking away from the anchor, and you’ll be more supported- thus making the exercise easier.

Check out the full workout video below. It’s written out in full too- along with some handy tips! As ever, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and if you have any questions, do get in touch.

 

15 Minute TRX Workout: Lower Body Burner

 

The Workout In Full

1) Squats (20 secs) into Jump squats (20 secs). 3 sets, 20 secs rest between sets.
2) Curtsey Lunges (20 secs) into Alternating Lunge Jumps (20 secs). 3 sets, 20 secs rest between sets.
3) Pistol squats. 10 per leg. 3 sets, 30 secs rest between sets.
4) Split Squats/Split Squat Jumps. 10 per leg. 3 sets, 30 secs rest between sets.
5) Hamstring Curls 10 reps. 4 sets 30 secs rest between sets.

now watch the video…