TRX Training was born of necessity in the Navy SEALs. After TRX founder and inventor Randy Hetrick graduated from college at USC, he spent the next 14 years serving as a Navy SEAL commando. His operational career culminated as a Squadron Commander of the SEAL’s elite special missions unit where circumstances inspired him to experiment with what would become TRX. “All SEALs learn to sew in order to maintain and repair gear.” says Randy. Early in his SEAL career, Randy used his sewing skills to customize and modify gear. On one deployment, Randy brought his sewing prowess to bear on a nagging problem: How to stay mission fit on the road.
Randy experimented with an old jiu-jitsu belt and some surplus parachute webbing, hung his handmade contraption over a door and discovered the endless versatility of the tool he had just created. Suddenly he was doing rows, pull-ups, presses, curls, shoulder raises, flys, pull-overs, triceps extensions and a host of other exercises. The world of exercise programming opened up and an entirely new modality—TRX Suspension Training® bodyweight exercise—was born.
WHY I CHOSE TRX
I’ve always found that machines and things in the gym limit that genuine savage instinct which makes athletes different from the office rat.
Just like Ivan Drago and Rocky Balboa , there’s a difference between “engineers of fitness” and rough, grunting hulks. Sooner or later those machines make you feel lazy, and you don’t get why results come slower. Before you even realize it, you’re training for inertia, and you can’t recall the “eye of the tiger” you once got.
I always trained with things i found in the little gym i train in, there were few machines (smith, some legs press/extent, a chest press) to isolate movements, no medicine balls, no swiss balls, a few mats, and 1 belt. I used 4 weighted wrist bands to build a medicine ball, the belt to fix my legs on a bench for my bench rodeo exercise, steps to change the angle in calf raises and some abs exercises, dumbbells through the legs to make some weighted dips instead of the proper belts and so on.
I also used to train from May to October in the garden nearby my gym, doing MMA workouts, hanging a makiwara (a sort of solid pillow to throw blows on) on a tree to complete my kicking/punching routine, using stairs to make pushups uphill (jumped from a step to the higher one up the whole stair) while a friend held my feet, used old trees to hang with ropes and so on.
This functional 3D training is the core of Martial Training Method united with consciousness of the body movements and mind presence. You can’t simply run miles on a treadmill and feel you’re an athlete ready for everything in life.You have to change pace, angles, use the whole body as a perfect clock to unveil your real potentials, and TRX helps me in making things a little less brutal than i used to do
Using plyometric and calisthenic movements with augmented proprioception (the “sense of self” in latin) you can learn to synchronize your body movements to actually release more force in a shorter period of time, and force over time is the equation for POWER.
This is why I’m a TRX (STC,GSTC,SMSTC,FTC), TRX RIP and TRX FORCE Certified Trainer and i chose TRX for my clients and myself