TRX FAQs

TRX has benefits for everyoneWho will benefit from TRX Suspension Training?
Everyone can benefit from TRX Suspension Training because you can control the resistance and level of difficulty simply by shifting your body position.TRX is perfect for gentle rehabilitation, hardcore athletic training, and everything in-between.

Is TRX Suspension Training appropriate for people who are out of shape or just beginning an exercise programme?
Yes, because you have control over the amount of bodyweight resistance and the angle in which you place your body. You can also control your stability with your foot placement (wide stance, narrow stance, single leg).

Hands-on Health’s qualified TRX instructors can design a programme specifically for your needs and abilities – you may not be a performance athlete nor regularly active, but you can achieve great results too.

TRX can also be used to help people with a number of movements that are normally too difficult for those who are out of condition.

Training for a Commando ChallengeHow is TRX Suspension Training different from other types of resistance training?
Traditional weight training often only works one muscle at a time which is contradictory to the normal co-ordinated muscle effort used to complete most activities. Focusing on only one muscle at a time is more likely to lead to overuse injuries and muscular imbalances, as well as potentially limiting strength and movement gains. TRX Suspension Training allows for the use of multiple planes of motion and works multiple muscles and joints simultaneously.

Is TRX appropriate for rehabilitation and physical therapy after an injury?
Many physical therapists use TRX to help their patients recover from various injuries, because a large number of the exercises make it a very powerful rehabilitation tool.

TRX is ideal for safe rehabilitation after surgery or injury, because exercises can be focused on specific areas of the body. Hands-on Health clients often report that their doctors have been surprised by the speed and extent of their recovery.

How long is a session?
At Hands-on Health a normal TRX session takes an hour. This will include the all-important warm-up and cool-down stretches that will help you to avoid, or recover from, injury.

Upper body exerciseHow often should I do TRX, and do I need to do other types of exercise as well?
Ideally, everyone should exercise at least three times a week, and three weekly sessions of TRX, tailored specifically to your needs by our qualified instructors, can make great improvements to your health and fitness.

However, if you are a sportsperson or athlete, just one session a week in addition to your normal sports activities can improve your performance and help to prevent injury.

Can I lose weight doing TRX training?
Because TRX training can be tailored to your needs, your instructor will ask you what your objectives are, so that he can ensure that your programme helps you achieve the results you want. Whether you want to gain weight, lose weight, get stronger, build stamina or recover from injury, there are TRX exercises for you.

I’ve seen TRX equipment in my gym – can’t I just do it there on my own?
It is important to use the TRX system effectively and safely, and to learn the exercises that can fulfil your particular needs, in order to protect yourself from injury. Once you have fully mastered the techniques and exercises, it is possible to use the equipment provided in your gym, or buy it to use at home.

Hands-on Health has qualified TRX trainers, so for your own safety and well-being, we strongly advise that you learn from them before you train alone.