3 TRX Moves for Triathletes

Many people like to use a TRX Suspension Trainer to workout. This piece of fitness equipment is relatively inexpensive, lightweight, portable, and provides endless ways to get an effective strength and cardiovascular workout.

TRX training utilizes gravity and an individual's bodyweight to challenge every muscle, but is especially effective to strengthen the core.

Suspension training also builds endurance and balance, and most of the movements can be modified to make them easier or harder depending on your fitness level. A simple change in body position or grip can alter the intensity of a move, making this tool appropriate for all levels of fitness.

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TRX is an awesome tool for triathletes. Any strength-training exercise done with free weights or a machine can be replicated with TRX. The constant reliance on your core to hold you in position during most of the movements is very beneficial to the cycling component of triathlon.

The core doesn't just help to keep the body upright, it also keeps the body stable while in the saddle. The hips, thighs and knees require a strong midsection to work from, and a strong core can help minimize discomfort and injury to the lower back.

Here are three exercises that can help you improve your swimming, cycling and running. These moves are intended to target the major muscles that are used in each discipline. Just like other forms of strength training, you want to perform enough sets and reps with TRX in order to achieve muscle fatigue.

All of these movements can be modified depending on your muscle strength and endurance. Since supporting one's own bodyweight is no easy task, proper form is essential, and don't forget to dial in your breathing.

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Keely Hedges

Keely Hedges is a San Diego-based personal trainer, spinning and fitness instructor, and regular contributor on Lavamagazine.com. She is an avid runner having completed many half and full marathons. She enjoys adventure racing, hiking, and being outdoors as much as she can. Keely also enjoys freelance writing and blogging on her site workitrockstar.blogspot.com. Like her Facebook page.

Keely Hedges is a San Diego-based personal trainer, spinning and fitness instructor, and regular contributor on Lavamagazine.com. She is an avid runner having completed many half and full marathons. She enjoys adventure racing, hiking, and being outdoors as much as she can. Keely also enjoys freelance writing and blogging on her site workitrockstar.blogspot.com. Like her Facebook page.

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