In 2005, former Navy SEAL commander Randy Hetrick introduced a new training method called TRX to the fitness world. After serving his country for 14 years, Hetrick discovered that a simple set of sturdy straps – upgraded with cushy handles and new hardware that optimizes home training – could greatly increase mobility, flexibility and core strength in its users.
That was then, but this is now: TRX is one of the most popular, up-and-coming, efficient ways to re-program your body’s core muscles and movements without hitting the gym. In fact, many of these isometric exercises accomplish what gym workouts sometimes never address.
Jason Villareal, Therapydia Portland’s clinic director, employs TRX in his physical therapy techniques. So for those of you who are curious about the methods and equipment, this short video from TRX helps illustrate how it works and its possible impacts.