Maybe I’m late to the game but if I’m going to try an intense crazy workout, might as well go all out, extreme mode. In fact, as I type my arms ache from the memory of TRX and, sure, the fact that it was literally like an hour ago probably has something to do with that also. But, just have to say, whoa baby. And baby indeed. I felt like a child playing in the schoolyard for the first time in their lives and accidently using the monkey bars wrong when your friend is just breezing through it. I was tangled, I was twisted, I didn’t know half of the moves. This was worse than the time I was the new girl at the gym because now I was the new girl at TRX.
For those of you rookies out there who don’t know what TRX is, its two yellow ropes metal contraption strappy thing hanging from the ceiling.Kind of like 50 shades of fitness. And then you use all of your bodyweight in every move as resistance – nonstop, 45 minutes. So in other words, its worse than bootcamp but better than, you know, death.
So I guess the question remains: would I try it again? I mean, its avail at my gym for free and a heck of a stress reliever. So ya sure, I feel a healthy addiction coming on. For those of you itching to try it, my advice to you: enjoy your own pace. I may have skipped a couple sets in the beginning because I was literally trying to keep up with everyone. However, I realized quickly that I wasn’t looking at anyone, and in return, nobody was looking at me. #truth.
It’s the perfect time and place to just focus on me. My form, my movements and the moment I realized that, that’s when I started getting the most of the workout. Modifying to what made sense for me, immediately I was able to find my rhythm, like an old time champ. At the end, when you walk out of that class all Sweaty McGee, you know if you can do that you can just about accomplish anything else.
You’re stronger than you know,