The TRX training system continues to prove its incredible effectiveness and efficiency for all types of individuals, athletes and desired outcomes.
So for the sake of this post lets take a more in depth look at it’s applications for the strength and conditioning athletes (otherwise known as a weight lifter). Traditional weight lifting requires a high level of slow twitch muscle fiber recruitment for the power lifts like squatting, pressing and hinging. This same athlete also needs the ability to quickly change over to the fast twitch fibers during a dynamic movement such as the clean and snatch. Both of these needs require a tremendous amount of balance and proprioception (awareness of ones peripheral limbs and their position) and the conscious ability to engage certain muscle groups at the precise right time. Many times when a lifter has a subtle imbalance they can compensate while under the bar and may unknowingly do this for an extended amount of time that unfortunately can turn into a detrimental imbalance causing missed lifts or overuse/repetitive stress syndromes.
Training with the TRX system as a supplemental tool (once every 7-14 days) can allow the lifter to identify when a side or specific limb is not engaging enough or similar to the other. The athletes can then slow down their speed to focus on that deficiency and spend time repairing this imbalance. Concurrently the exercise used during a TRX workout can allow the lifter to not only physically but mentally isolate muscles and their movement patterns to further enhance their strength gains. When all this is put together over time the outcome during their dynamic and heavy lifting repetitions become more fluid, stable and confident.