Over the past few years TRX-suspension training has had very little scientific research to back up its effectiveness. TRX- suspension training has always raised questions, leading to doubtful conclusions.
The American Council Of Sports led by Dr. Stuart McGill on spinal health and suspension training and a research carried out by the military on Muscle Activation studies wanted proof once and for all if it is truly effective.
Summary of The American Council of Sports Research.
The American Council of Sports Research commissioned a study of 16 men and women ranging from 21 to 71 years old, for the purpose of looking for the long-term effects of TRX suspension training.
The group did 60 minutes TRX sessions three times a week for 8 weeks, their various health markers and physical fitness were measured both after and before the research program.
- They burned about 400 calories per session.
- Their waist circumference decreased.
- The body fat percentage and resting blood pressure decreased.
- They improved their muscle strength and endurance.
The overall results suggest that the individual’s adherence to suspension training program is more likely to decrease the likelihood of cardiovascular disease.
Although it is true some people have criticized suspension training mainly because it requires a lot of balancing and core strength, which might sometimes lead to injury without proper instructions as said by Cedric X. Bryant a PHD and ACE chief science officer.
But this doesn’t necessarily give a solid reason to skip TRX suspension training. Beginners should take time to master techniques or train with a qualified instructor or even train with those guys who are already used to this kind of training so as to help you master the techniques.
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In conclusion, taking your time to build TRX skills and techniques would be very beneficial, since it enables a full body workout, plus one can do hundreds of different workouts with it. Challenge yourself, allow yourself to progress and give them a reason to be jealous of your transformed body!