In my experience, there really only has been two types of people I meet most of the time throughout my TRX teaching journey – those who have never heard of such acronym and wonder if it is some type of T-rex dinosaur workout, versus those who absolutely fear those three letters with their sanity. Perhaps I have a higher expectation in exercise knowledge from the majority of people I come to acquaintance where they would know about the TRX suspension trainer (straps) and how versatile it truly is for just about anybody, then again we are forever learning so it is just a matter of time before I hear more women claiming TRX as their booty fix.
Why women particularly? One word – muscles. We just see the bigger picture most of the time, literally. Now here is the news we want to hear – unless we are training, eating and supplementing like a professional bodybuilder, we are NOT going to look like one! As a matter of fact, it is not easy for women to get to such stage without the right formula of training and nutrition, as we generally lack the sufficient amount of testorone for that type of muscle growth. This bigger picture from strength training will directly influence the drive behind WHY women work out.
There are only a few objectives for most women when it comes to putting in physical work, most commonly are to lose bodyfat and to look sexily chiseled (No guys, not all women work out just so they can have that cupcake without guilt). Now that we understand the extremes of common misconceptions with women and strength training, let’s look into how we benefit from it.
Greater bone density (prevention of osteoperosis), improved metabolism (fat burning engine), reduced risk of injury (liberation of activity without fear), toned up appearance (receiving great compliments for your hard work)….are just a few of the main and important physical benefits from strength training. On top of the physical happiness, our mental wellbeing does not fall short here. Most of what I witness from the ladies who come out of the TRX training classes include a heightened level of self-esteem, tension release and that natural glow of positivity. “Research has found that regular physical activity appears as effective as psychotherapy for treating mild to moderate depression. Therapists also report that patients who exercise regularly simply feel better and are less likely to overeat or abuse alcohol and drugs.” – HubPages
My training philosophy have always been “You won’t know if you can do it, until you try it”. So if you think you can’t handle something like TRX training, think again because you may be tougher than you think.
Check out what SHAPE magazine had to say about TRX