TRX Suspension Trainer Review and Sample Workout

13 Jul

One caveat before you watch the video: I say “excellent and way to go!” a lot! I didn’t notice this before. I’m used to cheering people on in their training so it’s hard for me to stop that I guess, even when I’m training myself!!

The TRX was originally developed by a Navy SEAL to keep him and his team in shape when they couldn’t get to a gym. So I figured if it’s tough enough for them it will work for me!

Overall it’s a great piece of supplementary equipment, it’s way more challenging than it looks! I’ve loved working out with it, it’s elevated my workouts (literally!)


  • Challenging workout
  • Low impact, easy on your joints
  • Easy to switch from one exercise to the next
  • It can hold 300lbs+ (Depending on your supporting structure!)
  • Portable


  • Expensive, retails around $185
  • Difficult to know what angle you should be at and where the straps need to be
  • Tough workout to introduce to beginners
  • Really need to have a good understanding of the TRX, it takes at least 3 workouts to get used to it


So here’s exactly what I did yesterday:

5 minutes jogging and dynamic warm-up

30 Lunges
15  Burpees
30 Squats
15 Single leg squat jumps
30 Lunges
15  Burpees
30 Squats
15 Single leg squat jumps
30 Seconds Knee ins
30 Seconds runners
-> Repeat 3x
10 V-ups
20 Oblique knee-tucks
–> Repeat 3x
30 Rows
30 Flys
–> Repeat 3x
30 Push-ups
30 Wood choppes
–> Repeat 3x

RUN 3 km with 5 repetitions of 2 minutes sprinting, 1 minute easy.



This was a cardio sample workout on the TRX. I move really quickly though the exercises, my heart rate was elevated the entire time. The total workout including run and warm-up took me less than 45 minutes and I was spent after!

One Response to “TRX Suspension Trainer Review and Sample Workout”

  1. Ian July 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    What a great invention – perfect for doing body weight training! I can see why you love it!
    Thx for sharing Christie.

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