The TRX Squat and Lunge are the same versions of the standard Squat and Lunge, only with the added benefit of holding onto the TRX straps for added balance and posture. Squats and lunges are indeed basic exercises that should be incorporated into exercise routines, as they are movements.
The TRX Single Leg Deadlift is a great preperatory exercise for the actual single leg (Romanian) deadlift. Fot those who lack the balance, or shoulder range of motion, the TRX is a great tool to help you get into the right position for learning this exercise; like ‘training wheels’ for the Deadlift.
The TRX Squat Row is a combination exercise that not only is good for targeting both the upper and lower body at the same time to save time in your workouts but is a good way to learn transfer of energy from the lower body to the upper body in order to be more powerful in your movements.
The TRX Face Pull is similar to the TRX Wide Grip Rows, as well as the Low Row and Inverted Row in terms of body position. The difference is the pull. For this exercise, you will be pulling the TRX straps to your ears, which incorporates an external rotation of the shoulders.
The TRX Y-Fly is similar to the Face Pull, however, the arms are extended in a Y position, thereby making the exercise more challenging, due to the longer lever (ie: your arms extended). This is a great exercise for the rear delts, as well as the Rhomboid muscles between the shoulder blades.
The TRX Snow Angels exercise allows you to keep shoulder stability in the posterior shoulder girdle muscles (rear delts, Infraspinatus, rhomboids) while dynamically raising and lowering the arms, focusing on scapulo-humero rhythm. The goal of this exercise is to be aware of the scapula movement.
The TRX Ab Crunch is the watered down version of the TRX Prone Pike and is pretty much similar to the Suspended Jackknife. It is a dynamic tuck position, bringing your knees to your chest. It is a strong core activator, while working the upper body isometrically to stabilize you through the movement
The TRX Pistol Squat is the same as the Single-Leg Squat. Holding onto the TRX starps while executing this movement allows you to maintain an upright position throughout the movement, but also works the scapular retractors (ie: the rhomboids) which help avoid the typical rounded shoulder posture typical of Western “office worker'” society.
The TRX Single-Leg Squat is otherwise known as the Pistol Squat when one without the TRX straps. Holding onto the TRX starps while executing this movement allows you to maintain an upright position throughout the movement, but also works the scapula retractors (ie: the rhomboids).
The TRX Side Plank exercise is again a variation of the regular floor side plank, with your feet suspended in the TRX straps. In addition, a rotation element is added to this side plank, which is great dynamic core stability work in the often neglected Transverse (rotational) plane of motion.