TRX Suspension Training and How it Integrates into Rehabilitation
History of the TRX
TRX training is a specialized form of suspension training that uses body weight exercises to develop strength, flexibility, balance and core stability simultaneously. It was first developed by former US Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick when in the field, and has grown into a full training system known as Total Resistance Exercises, TRX.
What is TRX?
The TRX trainer, a set of straps anchored from a single anchor point, allows the user to lever bodyweight against the force of gravity and to move through full range of motion with control over load and mobility. The exercises performed on a TRX are multi-planar, which will challenge the neuromuscular system and maximize the benefits of bodyweight exercises for safe and effective results. They are also intentionally designed to displace the center of gravity, promoting activation of core musculature, making it a workout for the core in every exercise.
How Does TRX Integrate into Rehabilitation?
Therapeutic exercises performed on the TRX is a perfect bridge in a rehabilitative process to integrate the entire body into every exercise. It will challenge balance and stability to facilitate increased proprioceptive feedback and neuromuscular control. Muscle activation levels and joint loads can be manipulated in every exercise to ensure appropriate level of progression.
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