What is the TRX RIP Trainer?
It’s an innovative resistance cord system and weighted bar to create an unbalanced (asymmetric) load. It enables you to develop explosive core strength with rotational power, cardio conditioning training, balance, and endurance. The RIP provides a challenging workout in a class by itself!
Life and sport require that we be able to both control and produce rotational force. Rip Training utilizes the same asymmetrical loading we encounter every day. Whether you’re carrying groceries, picking up your child, throwing a ball, or performing athletic movements such as lacrosse, swimming, running, golfing, and biking, your body is always producing rotation or controlling externally-induced rotation.
Rip Training provides a simple, effective method to integrate rotational movements into training with the ability to layer on complexity to suit your goals.
TRX Suspension Training & What are the Benefits?
1. Improve mobility, flexibility and agility
2. Build lean muscle
3. Improve Metabolic Conditioning
4. Develop full body functional strength
5. Multi-directional core training
6. Easily adjust body position to match your fitness level
7. Low impact strengthening workout
8. Become a better version of yourself as you progress through the movements
9. The scientifically proven health benefits of this total body workout increase heart health while strengthening and toning muscle and shows that TRX Suspension Training provides muscular and cardiovascular benefits that can amount to a “tremendous impact on an individual’s overall health.”
The advantage of using your own body weight and gravity is that you’re able to adjust to your own personal fitness level. You have control of the intensity just by walking yourself closer or further away from the anchoring point. Plus you can adjust your foot placement and keep moving while maintaining your heart rate. It constantly challenges your body through every exercise. Imagine a workout that always keeps your core engaged, while having the ability to move in multiple-planes of motion. And you’re getting a total body workout every time you train.
Barefoot Training – What is it & Why we do it?
A Little About The Foot – As the only contact point between the body and the ground, the skin on the bottom of the foot plays a very important role, in the way in which the body stabilizes, reacts and anticipates all closed chain movements, i.e., a squat.
There are thousands of nerve endings in the skin, on the bottom of the foot and these nerve endings are sensitive to different stimuli such as texture, vibration, pressure and skin stretch.
The What – You work out barefoot.
The Why – Footwear has cushion and therefore dampens vibrations that are felt under your feet as you move.
That vibration stimulus when your foot strikes the ground, detects how hard you strike and can affect your balance. Think of the vibration as noise. That noise or vibration sends information to your brain letting it know that your foot has struck the ground. For example, if you walk on a pebble road with shoes, the vibration will be dampened and the sensory input you receive minimal. Now imagine the same scenario without shoes. All those tiny nerve endings will be screaming at you because there is no dampening. The feeling you get will be quite different. You will feel a lot more. There are times you need to pump up the volume or enhance your sensory input in order to get better information. So, this is where working out (training) barefoot comes into play.
Another Reason Why – As a fitness coach I cannot see through your shoes. Being able to see your feet, how you stand/walk and all other types of movements, allows me to better serve you and coach you. You will also be amazed of how much more you can feel barefoot vs in shoes.
In addition, take a look at Naboso insoles. They have developed the first-ever small nerve proprioceptive insoles and mats designed to stimulate the nervous system and enhance movement.