When it comes to building muscle and strength, there’s nothing like good old-fashioned weightlifting… right?
The answer is yes, but recent research indicates you may be able to achieve similar results with a suspension trainer like the TRX.
Research from the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that subjects who trained on a TRX showed similar improvements compared to those performing traditional, weightlifting exercises. In the study, scientists found no significant difference between the groups in improvements in strength, power, speed, or jumping ability.
“Instability training provides an optimal stimulus for developing strength levels,” says study author José Luis Maté-Muñoz, Ph.D.
At our facility, we like the TRX because of its unique ability to leverage body weight (making it suitable for everyone, regardless of exercise experience or proficiency), and because virtually every exercise requires core activation and engagement.
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