It’s hard to explain why I put myself into these situations. My friends asked me to workout, I agreed and before I knew it I was in a ball on the floor crying into a floor mat. Okay, that’s not true. There weren’t any mats around.
TRX is a fairly new type of workout. I’m sure pros would tell you that it’s been around for hundreds of years, like yoga or something. I can totally imagine Gandhi doing TRX.
Basically, what you do is use these long resistance straps that are attached to the ceiling, to help you workout your entire body. It’s an extremely good workout, but it has an extremely painful aftermath. And duringmath as well.
Every TRX teacher that I’ve come across (2 teachers total), have 0% fat on their bodies. It’s frightening. But at least you know that TRX gets results, right? I would try to keep up with the instructors (and the rest of the class), but it was close to impossible for me. I preferred any and all poses that had to do with laying down on the floor. Those are usually towards the end, unfortunately. And once you get up from the floor, your legs want to fall off. Truthfully, I just want to put my feet in the handles and use the bands as a rope swing. How fun would that class be?
It’s weird though, because after my first class I was super sore for the first two days and then on the third day I took another class. Trust me, it wasn’t my idea. But now this morning, I’m not half as sore as I was the first day I did it. So what’s the dealio? Am I getting used to constantly being in pain? Was it like some hair of the dog thing where the only cure to my pain was more pain? Are the teachers wizards?
I don’t know. But what I do know is that I’ll never be able to do this pose. Ever ever ever. When my teacher did that, I just looked at her and said, “Yeah, no I’m not doing that.”
32 thoughts on “TRX More Like TR Death”
Hair of the dog….better watch out, you might end up with en exercising problem.
Haha I don’t think I’ll ever have an exercising problem…! Actually, my problem with exercising is that I hate it. 😉
Well, that means we’re in the same boat. I not sure if I hate exercising as much as I love pancakes, pizza, cheeseburgers, tacos, and whatever other food is around. If salads tasted like a krispy kream doughnut everyone would be skinny. Come on technology.
Ugh exactly! And buttered noodles, right? Man I love carbs so so much.
It looks really hard. I’d probably die. Do you think there are any places around here offering TRX? What does TRX stand for anyway? Torture, ridiculousness, and xylophone?
Lol apparently it stands for Total Body Resistance Exercise. Soo wouldn’t that make it TBRE? Maybe it doesn’t seem as hardcore as TRX. I wanted the X to stand for “Xtreme”. The ymca might offer it but I’m not sure. I’m doing it through the Y, so maybe try there? Actually, I think good shepherd might? Actually, yes, they both do because I just looked it up. Hah
Thanks! I’ll check into it. Also, they are building an LA Fitness in that Wickes furniture store in Lake Zurich. I bet they’ll have TRX and Zumba?
If you ever try doing that pose, take photo’s 😛
Haha you’re so dumb. And flattering! 😀
Looks, um… Interesting?
Actually, I think I might like it. But I’m not trying it any time soon. And I shy away from things that I can only do when I show up to the class that I have to pay for. I like things I can do at home, or randomly on the street (think running).
Maybe I’ll give it a go if it’s still “in style” when I move to Canada, and gym rates aren’t stupid. Haha.
Interesting is a nice way of putting it! Luckily, the classes all come free with my gym membership, so I don’t feel totally forced to do it, like if I paid for 10 classes or something. I probably wouldn’t sign up for that! But I know what you mean. Running is always good and easy and you can do it anywhere. Except in the winter in Canada…!
I didn’t realize you were moving to Canada! I thought you were just getting married here? That’s awesome!
Oh, well that’s awesome! Free classes rock!
Getting married there next year, but it’ll be a while before we move. Must prove to the government that we can support ourselves, so we need to stack about $15,000. Haha. Wish us luck!
Good luck proving yourselves! 😀
this is very good. used by soldiers and navy seals outside camp. we have an olive green version at home. looks simple but aaargh it’s not.
So intense, right? Man I guess that makes me as hardcore as a navy seal? Crazy how much your body wants to die afterward…!
it will shake you to your very core. i guess you are 🙂
Holy painfulness. I give you credit doing something that difficult in public. I refuse to work out around people. Actually, I don’t really do it when I’m alone either. 😀
Haha yeah I know what you mean! I have to get back in the loop of working out. It’s just so hard. But yeah I hate going to the gym and seeing people I know. I hate when people see me all sweaty!
And what these trainers fail to tell you is they were already in shape before starting TRX. TRX is all they do to warm-up now.
I’ve never heard of this trend but I’m a big fan of stretching things from doorways. At least there isn’t some UFC fighter claiming this is what makes him a champion.
Yeah, they don’t even sweat! It’s so creeps. They can carry on a full conversation whilst doing these exercises. I don’t get it. Hah I don’t like UFC guys. They’re too real. I like WWE because at least they were like characters.
You lost me at “exercise”.
I know, I lose myself at “exercise”. Sometimes I go to the gym and I’m like, why am I here?
does it work like a sling shot? I would be afraid I would hurl myself across the gym if not done properly? I don’t think I am coordinated or young enough for this hellish thing
Hah not really. They bands don’t stretch thankfully! It’s hard enough with ropes, I don’t know if I could handle it if they stretched as well! Hah I have faith that you could do it for sure!
I appreciate your honesty here. A friend of mine in another city said, “Oh, it’s like Cirque kind of stuff, with ribbons and all.” I almost bought into that line. Liar, liar muscles on fire! Still, 0% body fat? Only three days before you don’t hurt enough to want to lie down somewhere and beg a car to drive over you?
Haha no way Jose. It’s so tough. I WISH it was like cirque stuff. Dancing and flipping and what not. Yeah, stay away from TRX. Far, far away!
I would totally use them as a swing. I wouldn’t be able to concentrate and do things that hurt my body (aka exercise) with bouncy things around. Sidenote–it looks kind of…dirty?
It does kind of look dirty from the pictures, but once you’re in the class you’re so concentrated on not dying, that any cool moves that people do, almost go unnoticed. But yeah, swings!
“Yeah, no I’m not doing that” — great! I love it!
Hah glad you liked that! Thanks for stoppin by!
I prefer the “Work ’til You Drop” exercise routine I’ve been on for my entire adult life…
Haha yeah that will definitely keep you young and fit!