TRX Workout Tip for Beginners

How to Avoid Pain in the Joints When Doing the Best TRX Exercises

We know y’all love TRX workouts as much as we do, but we also hear from some of you that your joints hurt during certain moves. Well, that’s NOT how it should feel, so we asked SSoD Founder, Cat Kom, for tips to do some of the best TRX exercises pain-free. 

Often, joint pain pops up when in the face-down position, so we’ll focus on that. The great news is that the fix is simple, and is all about your foot positioning.

TRX foot positioning tips:

  1. Flex your ankle. The number one thing Cat sees in her TRX classes and personal training sessions is ankles that aren’t in the proper position. And believe it or not, that one thing can make a big impact on your joints. If you point your toes, it’s hard on your knees and ankles, and even your hips, low back, and shoulders.
    Focus on flexing your ankle, pressing your heels back against the TRX handles. You may need to adjust your upper-body positioning so that your feet are under your anchor point.

    Flexing really helps engage your core, and that one simple change can make all the difference in your joint pain.

  2. Check foot cradle sizing. One of the things that could hold you back from the proper flexing is if your foot cradle isn’t the proper size. You want it to be snug when you put your heel into the cradle.
    With newer TRX straps, you can adjust the strap to make it as small as you need to accommodate your foot size.

    Wear a beefier shoe during TRX exercises. Don’t do face-down TRX moves barefoot or with a barefoot-style shoe.

Whether you’re a TRX novice or a veteran who has let some habits creep in, these two tips should alleviate most of your joint pain. And for more body-sculpting, fat-torching TRX workouts, check out the Studio SWEAT onDemand TRX Workouts with a Free Trial over on Studio SWEAT onDemand! Download the app, or if you happen to live in southern California, visit us in our San Diego studio.