Thursday, May 1, 2014

TRX Endurance Workout

Today's post is going to be a quick one.  This is a workout that I do at home with my TRX that focuses on muscular endurance using high repetition sets and bodyweight exercises.  It trains all the basic movement patterns, provides a quick and convenient workout, and can serve as a periodic benchmark workout to test your endurance.  So here it is:

The first two exercises, the push up and TRX row, I perform as an alternating set.  For example, I do a set of pushups, rest about 30-60sec, do a set of rows, rest for 30-60sec, then repeat for a total of 4 sets.  I say max sets but really I try to leave in a few reps on the first three sets and make the last set a true max effort.

From there I do alternating sets with the suspended lunges and 2 point plank.

Then I do a final alternating set of hip presses and side planks.

The whole workout takes about 30 minutes and will leave you feeling pretty taxed if you put in the effort.  If you shorten the rest periods then you can get a pretty good cardio effect as well.  If you have a TRX then give the workout a try.

Stay Fit,