TRX Exercises To Improve Balance

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TRX for Squats

The core stability and balance have not traditionally been involved in the primary elements of health-related fitness. These include body composition, muscular fitness, aerobic fitness, and flexibility. However, recent research proves that both dynamic and static balance plays a significant role in improving strength and keeping us active. Dynamic balance is your ability to maintain control over a particular base of support during an activity (for example, playing tennis or ice skating). Static balance, on the other hand, is the ability to hold your body in place on one leg without producing undoes biomechanical pressure on the body.

When it comes to achieving a greater body balance, the TRX suspension trainer is one of the most versatile fitness tool available today. It requires exercises and workouts to use your own body weight against gravity.

Following are four TRX workouts you can practice to help improve balance and core stability.

1. Squats With Heel Raise

This TRX exercise helps to strengthen the glutes and quads and adds a balance challenge by decreasing your base of support in the heel-rise phase.

How To Do It:

  • Stand with the feet together, about hip-distance apart in front of a TRX anchor.
  • Keeping the chest lifted and shoulders relaxed, bend at the knees and hips to lower your back towards the floor.
  • Drive up through the heels to stand. Now try to balance your body on the balls of the feet.
  • Aim for at least 15-20 reps.

2. TRX Single Leg Hip Hinge

It a classic TRX variant for the hip hinge exercise and considered one of the best workouts to achieve balance and stability.

How To Do It:

  • Stand still with your feet together. Stretch your arms forward to grasp the TRX anchor.
  • Bend your torso at the hips and lift the left leg in the backward direction, allowing it to float directly behind your body to create a “T” shape.
  • Put your body weight on the right leg and press down on the TRX handles for better balance control.
  • Alternate the legs and aim for 8-10 reps.

3. TRX Crossing Balance Lunge

This particular exercise will help you get and maintain balance for gymnastics and related activities.

How To Do It:

  • Stand still with the arms stretching forward. Grasp the TRX anchors with the palms facing each other.
  • Center yourself and put the whole weight of your body on the right leg to align with the TRX anchor.
  • Extend and cross the left leg behind you, so that it crosses behind the right leg.
  • Press down through the right foot to maintain balance.
  • Alternate the legs and complete 8-10 reps.

4. TRX Single-leg Squat

If you are into the fitness game, you may already know the classic single leg squats. Its TRX variation is also helpful in strengthening the core muscles along with achieving balance.

How To Do It:

  • Stand tall and graps the TRX handles so that your arms are reaching forward and palms facing each other.
  • Center yourself on the right leg. Now lift your left leg and bring it forward to align with the TRX anchor.
  • Lower your hips toward the floor while keeping the left leg forward.
  • Maintain this position for 10-15 seconds and return to the starting position.
  • Alternate the legs and complete 8-10 reps.
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Avivah

Fitness article writer, runner, and personal trainer

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