How to Get a Killer TRX Cardio Workout

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Low-impact doesn’t have to mean no cardio. And that’s especially true when it comes to TRX Suspension Training, the all-in-one, body weight training system that has become one of the hottest workouts out there.

Although many people think of TRX as a muscle-building workout, it’s actually great for improving cardiovascular endurance as well. In fact, a recent study from the Western State Colorado University showed that eight weeks of TRX training greatly improved subjects’ resting systolic blood pressure and resting diastolic blood pressure!

So, if you’re looking for killer cardio that’s not murder on the joints, then check out some of our online TRX Cardio focused workouts, as well as a killer TRX cardio workout plan.

Do 3 rounds of the 5 exercises below!

TRX Row (as seen in the image above)

What this works: Back, abs, shoulders and biceps

How it’s done:

  • Adjust the TRX straps to their shortest level (short-length)
  • Grab the handles and face your TRX anchor point
  • Stand straight up and down with your feet hip-distance apart and your elbows under your shoulders so they form a 90 degree angle
  • Extend your arms so they’re completely extended
  • Then bend your elbow by driving your shoulder blades together and pull yourself in until you’re almost vertical again
  • Repeat for 12 reps

TRX Atomic Push Up

TRX Atomic Pushup
What this works: Shoulders, arms, pecs and abs

How it’s done:

  • Lower the straps to calf length (mid-calf)
  • Place your feet in the strap foot cradles and assume the face down position, engaging your core
  • Perform a push up
  • Keeping your core engaged, perform a TRX crunch by bringing your knees to your chest
  • Hold for a second, then repeat the push-up then crunch
  • Repeat for 8 reps
TRX Reverse Mountain Climber

TRX Reverse Mountain Climber
What this works: Triceps, core, hip flexors and quads

How it’s done:

  • Lower the handles at calf length (mid-calf)
  • Facing the TRX, lie on your back and place your heels into the straps
  • Put your palms on the floor beside your hips
  • Lift your body up into a bridge, so it’s like you’re in an upside down plank
  • Bring your left knee towards your chest while keeping your right leg extended
  • Slowly bring it back
  • Bring your right knee towards your chest while keeping your left extended
  • Repeat smoothly and as quickly as you can for 30 seconds

TRX Lunge

TRX Lunge
What this works: The quads and glutes

How it’s done:

  • Lower the straps to calf level (mid-calf)
  • Loop handles together so they’re tied in place (or you can just put your foot in both foot cradles at the same time)
  • Standing up and facing away from the TRX anchor point, put your left foot into the foot cradle(s)
  • Bend your right knee into a lunge, letting your left knee move downward toward the ground
  • Repeat for 15 reps, then do the same on the other leg

Side Plank with Rotation

TRX side plank
What this works: Shoulders, chest and core

How it’s done:

  • Lower the straps to calf level (mid-calf)
  • Lie on your left side with your elbow supporting you (elbow side plank position)
  • Place one foot into each foot cradle
  • Lift your right arm to balance your body
  • Then reach your right arm under the body while lifting the hips
  • Return to a side plank
  • Repeat for 10 reps
  • Repeat on the right side

You can unlock the secrets to an awesome cardio workout with TRX. You just need the right trainer to walk you through all the moves safely and efficiently. Lucky for you, our 7-Day Free Trial will give you unlimited access to unbelievable onDemand TRX workouts with our experts, including hundreds of Spin classes, Bootcamp, Yoga, Barre, and so much more.

So, what do you think, are you ready to flex with TRX?