TRX Rip Trainer Review
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TRX Rip Trainer Basic Kit

TRX Rip Trainer Review

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The Perks of Using the TRX Rip Trainer

What’s the TRX Rip Trainer used for?

Everyday activities and sports like tennis, baseball or golf, involve lots of twisting and rotating that require good core muscle strength, power, flexibility, endurance, balance and coordination. To build those, you’ll need a mix of symmetrical and asymmetrical exercises with resistance, rotation, and cardio components.  This is where the TRX Rip Trainer can come in handy.

Designed by physical therapist, strength coach, and former U.S. National TaeKwon-Do champion Peter Holman, the TRX Rip Trainer features an innovative resistance cord system that allows you to do a wide range of exercises for improved posture, rock-solid mid section, increased cardio-vascular endurance, and fluid rotational movements.

What’s in the package?

Later, we’ll go through the list of exercises that you can do with this tool. First, let’s see what you’ll get when you order a TRX Rip Trainer package.

  • TRX Rip Trainer – two metal tubes are attached together forming a solid Rip Trainer bar with swiveling eyelets on both ends
  • Medium resistance cord with protective nylon cover
  • Rip protective foam door anchor
  • Lightweight carrying pouch
  • Rip Basic Training DVD
  • Rip Basic Training 25-page, 18-exercise Workout Guide
  • Carabiner
  • Safety Strap

Not only is the TRX Rip Trainer visually appealing with its black and yellow design, it’s also small enough to fit in your suitcase when you go on travel. It’s so portable and easy to assemble you can work out anytime and anywhere you want to. Just attach it to a wall, a door, a tree, or a pole and you’re good to go.

You can also use it for other exercises even without attaching it to an anchoring point. You’ll also be using your own body weight when you workout with it so you can still exercise even when you’re just in your room and there are no heavy weights around.

TRX Rip Trainer Exercises – Asymmetrical Exercises 

The TRX Rip Trainer is ideal for doing variable resistance exercises for core stability, control, power, strength, mobility, balance and coordination, and cardiovascular and metabolic conditioning. Tennis or baseball players, swimmers, golfers, combat sport athletes, and physical therapists can benefit largely from working out with this tool.

The straight arm squat, press, row, and straight arm turn are just some of the asymmetrical exercises you can do with the Rip Trainer.  By flipping the rip trainer bar over to the other side of your body, shifting the position of your hand, and stepping forward and backward to increase or decrease resistance, you can work on your core strength, balance, movement and coordination.

If you’re not into running or plyometric trainings but want to keep your heart rate up, the rip trainer would be perfect for you as you can also use it for cardiovascular conditioning. You can refer to the Rip basic training DVD and workout guide that comes with the package for instructions on how to do the exercises that help you burn to your core using the Rip trainer.

TRX Rip Trainer Workouts – Symmetrical Exercises 

Apart from the asymmetrical exercises, you can also do symmetrical ones with the Rip trainer.  Just attach the tension cord to the other end of the Rip trainer and you can start doing chest press, overhead press and upright row, overhead tricep extension, and the bicep curl and squat, to name some. You’ll find in the Rip basic training DVD and workout guide the instructions on how to position your hands, feet and body when doing such exercises.

Without doubt, the things you can do with the Rip trainer that can help you enhance the fluidity of your movements and expand the range of your motions, make it the perfect training tool for athletes, fitness enthusiasts, and even for people who just want to try and workout for the first time. Because whether you’re doing a simple task like carrying your child or your groceries, throwing a ball, or training for a combat sport or a swimming competition, you’ll need core strength, flexibility, endurance, balance and coordination.

Which resistance cord should you choose?

To suit different fitness requirements, the Rip trainer may be ordered with a tension cord that’s fit for your need.  The TRX Rip Trainer Basic Kit comes with the medium resistance band (20 pounds of resistance) You may choose from the following four options however you will have to purchase the 3 others separately:

  • Light – 15 pounds of resistance
  • Medium – included with Basic Kit
  • Heavy – 25 pounds
  • Extra Heavy – 50 pounds

Be sure to order the one that will match your fitness needs so you can maximize its features and benefits when you workout. Click the links below to add on one or all of these resistance levels to customize the Rip Trainer to fit your specific needs:

Why get it?

Aside from it being budget-friendly, portable, and easy to assemble, the TRX Rip Trainer is such a versatile training tool that

  • integrates rotational movements into multi-faceted approaches to strength and cardiovascular conditioning
  • challenges and improves mobility, flexibility, and stability throughout the body
  • allows you to do a wide range of symmetrical and asymmetrical exercises that develops core strength, power, and endurance.

Our bodies move in and are subjected to forces in three planes of movement namely the sagittal plane that divides the body into left and right halves, the frontal plane that divides the body into front and back halves, and the transverse plane that divides the body into top and bottom halves. The Rip trainer is such a great and handy tool for doing multi-faceted exercises that challenge you in all three planes of motion every time you workout with it. Thus, you can get a hassle-free total body workout at the comfort of your own home anytime you want.

Moreover, the collection of unique, leverage-variable resistance workout movements, coaching cues, and training program principles that you can enjoy, experience, and learn from the training guide further makes it an even more valuable tool that’s worth investing in. So if you’re looking for an affordable, versatile, handy, easy-to-use, and totally effective alternative to weight-lifting, running, jump training, and to heavy and bulky workout devices that you can only find in gyms, you can’t go wrong with the TRX Rip Trainer.

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