Thank you Jake for selling me the TRX (Jake's one heck of a tall guy, by the way)! All I can say is it is money well spent. Off the top of my head I could already think of several ways I can incorporate Turbulence Training with my handy TRX equipment (it's mine...MINE! Mwahahaha).
I only realized I forgot to take a pic of the TRX in its packgaging only AFTER I took it out. Talk about a Duh! moment....
Anyways, today's my 'off day' so I'm not doing any workouts. But I couldn't wait to try out the TRX so I set it up and did several moves based on the booklet that was enclosed. It still made me sweat. Probably because I made the workout tougher than what was shown in the booklet.
The workout booklet. Not much in it, only about 8 types of moves you can do with the TRX. There's a lot more you can do with it, though.
That's the biggest plus point for the TRX if you ask me. Shift your angle a little bit and your workout now becomes harder. The philosophy behind TRX is pretty much the same philosophy behind Turbulence Training: your body is your gym. Bodyweight exercises are indeed challenging AND gives you functional strength.
Other plus points of the TRX:
- It is very easy to setup and adjust. Even idiot me who has never been good with adjusting stuff can figure out the TRX in five minutes.
- You really can workout anywhere. Hook it on the door, or a monkey bar or a tree branch and you're all set. Cool huh?
- Extremely portable. Heck, I can shove it in my handbag if I want to.
- You can do A LOT of exercise moves with it. Just check out the stuff in YouTube.
- It's bloody expensive. A brand new set costs around RM600.
- The guys who sell this stuff (Fitness Anywhere) seems to be trying to milk money out of customers as much as they can. E.g. The door anchor (which I think should come with the whole package) is sold seperately as an accessory. And it goes for USD25 (Almost RM100).
- Uhhh.... can't think of anything else.