Trainer Layna demonstrates how to strengthen the lower body using the TRX Suspension Trainer.Support upper body by holding the anchor handles at chest height.Move through lower body sequence steadily for 6-12 reps or two minutes. Target muscles: glutes, quads, inner/outer thigh.
Sequence #1: With one leg standing and the other suspended, progress through a curtsy lunge. Bring leg forward – still suspended – as you return to upright.
Sequence #2:With the same leg suspended, progress through a reverse lunge, touching toes lightly to floor if needed. Bring suspended leg through and forward for sequence #3:
Sequence #3: Still half-squating, bring suspended leg forward and extend out to the front, using the strength of the quads to suspend the leg parallel to the floor. Using glutes, raise anchored leg up to return upright.
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—By Layna Polansky for The Women’s Club