The TRX (Total Body Resistance) suspension-training device can be a fun, and sometimes confusing, tool to switch up your workouts. This unique structure allows your body to move through movements quite freely: via single plane and multi-planar or 3D movements. In our day-to-day lives, our bodies move through frontal and transverse planes- so why not train accordingly?
Functional and corrective exercises are often performed on the TRX, as it utilizes many different muscle groups simultaneously while engaging your core. Why not utilize its dynamic nature for your stretching or cool down as well? We here at HDX find the beauty of these contraptions also lies in their stretching capabilities so behold- the TRX Back and Hip Stretch.
Using your own body weight to fall deeper into a stretch is a great technique that you’ll be able to utilize with the TRX and its ‘lean in’ technique. These structures will allow you to get a super deep stretch with an awesome range of motion. Using a TRX is not only a great way to cool down post-workout, but is also a great warm up and dynamic stretch tool to work yourself through a full range of motion with balance and support.
Utilizing the TRX is also great for multiple different levels of difficulty or ease, as it is easy to adjust. You can merely stand at an alternate angle to suit your workout or stretch to your body’s own capabilities.
TRX Back and Hip Stretch Instructions
- Stand and face TRX the anchor point. Adjust handles so lowest point of the foot cradles are 12 inches from the ground.
- With feet hip-width apart hold on to handles, palms facing towards the floor and arms straight and reaching forward.
- With a slight bend at your knees, slowly pull hips behind you. Warm yourself into this position and allow yourself to settle in. Be mindful of maintaining a straight spine.
- Beginning with your right side- slowly straighten leg while simultaneously bending into your right hip as you rotate your body naturally. Allow your head and shoulders to rotate and move your gaze up to the ceiling, while keeping your neck relaxed. Keep heels firmly planted on the floor.
- Hold for about 30 seconds while breathing deeply and switch sides.
- If you would like to feel a deeper stretch- move feet farther away from anchor point of TRX.
Muscles Worked by the TRX Back and Hip Stretch
Lats, Mid to Lower Back, Hips, Hamstrings, Calves