No more crunches for you! Try something new for your abs with these exercises from 24-Hour Fitness Personal Trainer Jerod Langess. Just find the TRX Suspension Training System at your gym to feel the burn!
TRX Standing Roll-out:
Grab the handles of the TRX and face away from where it is anchored. Walk out until the handles are at Shoulder height. At this position, focus on the plank position. Align ankles, knees, hips, shoulders and head. Draw in your abs and activate your glutes. This exercise is more of a moving plank as opposed to a shoulder exercise. Now, lower your plank by raising your arms. Maintain the plank position throughout the movement. As soon as you feel your abs activate, slowly return back to the starting position, and repeat. Try for 10 to 20 repetitions, but if you feel yourself losing the plank position, you may want to stop at that point.
TRX Suspended Crunch:
Sit down and loop your feet in the TRX handles. Roll over to where you are in the plank position with your hands on the floor. Your body should be parallel with the floor. Bring your knees to your chest slowly. Return back to the plank position. Maintain the plank position and repeat for 10 to 20 repetitions.
TRX Suspended Oblique Crunch:
In the same position as the Suspended Crunch, keep your knees together, and try to bring them to one elbow. Return back to the plank position, and alternate to the other elbow. Try for 10 to 20 repetitions.