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Office of Work-Life Programs -
Review of TRX Suspension Trainingcrew exercising on boat

Description
TRX
is a strength and conditioning program which emphasizes functional movements on a suspension system. Suspension training encourages training in all planes of movement which integrates all your motions and mimics real life activity. TRX training brings muscular balance to your body, increasing performance and preventing injuries.  Click to view TRX video.

Pros
A total body workout can be accomplished using a single piece of equipment.  Template workout routines can be easily accessed through TRX website (www.fitnessanywhere.com). Equipment is fairly inexpensive and easy to set up.

Cons
There is a learning curve to master this device. Training is highly recommended through video or hands on instruction. May not be suitable for use on small, underway boats.

Cost: $210.00 which includes a video and instruction book.

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Health Promotions Manager on your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Headquarters Health Promotions Program Manager, Tim Merrell at (202) 475-5146, fax (202) 475-5907, or email at Timothy.M.Merrell@uscg.mil.

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Last Modified 6/12/2014