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Hangin' by a Thread (In-Season)

by Racer X Virtual Trainer

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The TRX Supspension Trainer is a great piece of training equipment for sports like snowboarding, skiing, and motocrosss. Perfect timing now that winter has settled in and Mother Nature has dumped her bounty of snowfall. Ski resorts are rockin' and provide the motocross athlete a perfect opportunty for a little cross training. With that in mind, TRX has put together a video workout that will get you in shape by working the exact muscles you need for control, endurance and absorbing impact. Perfect whether you decide to hit the slopes or the track!

Want to learn more about training with the TRX? Click here to read Coach Seiji's review and how to use the TRX for motocross. Want to buy a TRX? Click here!

Why Should Motocross Athletes Use the TRX?
The TRX is the most effective, comprehensive piece of training equipment I've encountered in all my years as an athlete and coach. The core region is one of the most important muscle groups when it comes to motocross and the TRX Suspension Training engages the core in each exercise and requires postural stabilization, thereby reinforcing the body alignment essential in motocross, action sports, and everyday life! Check out this complete TRX Based Strength Training Workout from Coach Seiji.

Where Can You Use it?
Look what I found hanging in James Stewart's personal gym in Florida!
It is very portable and weighs less than 2 lbs, so you retain the ability to workout while traveling and not miss out on crucial training time. At $189, the TRX is very cost effective for individuals and club programs that don't have the space or budget for large, bulky machines. It is easily anchored over pull-up bars, monkey bars, around a tree, over a door, or to the side of your race hauler, just to name a few. The TRX is the perfect companion for warming up at the track or traveling with you while you race.

Is it Useful for All Sports?
The TRX allows you to mimic sport-specific movements fluidly and freely without a cumbersome machine limiting range of motion. Athletes need to train entire movements, not just one or two muscles at a time. The TRX integrates multiple muscle groups in each exercise, thereby reducing risk of injury from overuse and isolation of one muscle. This is the epitome of functional training.

Is the TRX Only Appropriate for Advanced Athletes?
No! ANYONE at ANY LEVEL can train on the TRX. Since our own body weight and the forces of gravity create our resistance, the intensity of a workout is easily adjustable by changing the angle of the body relative to the TRX. Therefore, the TRX is extremely appropriate for all ages and abilities. I encourage you to explore the hundreds of exercises you can do on the TRX at the Fitness Anywhere video library.

How Do I Know Which Exercises are Appropriate for My Training?
Contact Virtual Trainer of course! I would be glad to point you in the right direction depending on your current fitness level and what you are trying to get out of your training. Additionally, there are numerous DVDs that the Head Trainers and Program Directors at Fitness Anywhere, Inc. have put together for purchase for all sports and users. Each DVD gives appropriate progressions and regressions of the exercises to easily adjust intensity. I recommend the Core Strength DVD, the Military Workout DVD, the Team Sports DVD and the All Body Express DVD which comes with the purchase of a TRX Professional. Here is a Strength Training Workout that Coach Seiji has put together specifically for motocross.

That's it for now, until next time, good luck with your training and remember, if you have a question, log on to the Virtual Trainer Expert Forum and have your question answered by a panel of experts. In addition, be sure and check out the Racer X Virtual Trainer archive section. Your complete one-stop information zone for motocross fitness. VT Signature

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