I’m excited to have a new workout to share with you that combines two of my favorite training tools…supersets and the TRX!
My clients love the TRX and I also enjoy incorporating it into my own workouts. Last week I put together a superset workout (read about supersets and why I love them in this post) that I put several of my clients and myself through. It got great feedback from clients and I loved the total body workout I got from it!
I designed the supersets in this workout to feature hitting the same muscle group back to back with 15 reps of a weighted dumbbell exercise followed by 15 reps of a bodyweight TRX exercise. The result is total burnout of the muscle group by the end of the 30 reps. You repeat the entire workout two times through.
The key to really getting your money’s worth out of this workout is picking up a challenging weight for the dumbbell exercises. I pushed myself to go up to the next heaviest weight on almost everything. Also, don’t let the form get sloppy on the TRX exercises. Really focus on keeping everything nice and tight with full range of motion and perfect form.
Here are links to videos for the TRX exercises if you are unfamiliar:
TRX Push Ups
TRX Jump Squats
TRX Triceps Extension
TRX Bicep Extension
TRX Lunge with Knee Lift (like this but just tap the toe behind you in a lunge and drive knee into chest as you come up)
TRX Knee Tucks
Tip: You control the intensity on the TRX upper body exercises with your body position. The more vertical you are the easier it will be and the more horizontal you are, the harder it will be.
Happy sweating and as always, I’d love your feedback if you try the workout. Here are my weekly workouts:
3 mile run + dumbbell/TRX superset workout
20-minute bodyweight tabata workout + hot yoga
I did this workout from my blog at home in my bedroom and was drenched and shaking by the end…and sore for 3 days after! Holy tabata push ups and jump lunges.
3 mile run + hot yoga