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.
The Workout In Full
2) Mountain Climbers
3) Oblique Tucks
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.