If you don’t have access to a set of TRX training suspension straps, you can use a:
Then securely tie it around around a sturdy bannister, pole, or door knob.
This is a beginner variation of the TRX reverse lunge.
What makes this a beginner exercise is that you get to hold on to the TRX straps with your hands for added support.
This makes it easier to balance compared to the traditional TRX lunge variation, where you don’t have as much support, as one foot is inside the TRX strap.
The TRX Reverse Lunge is fantastic unilateral movement to add into your leg day routine as it meaning trains each leg independently.
When you perform a barbell back squat, since both legs are planted into the floor, one leg could be bigger and stronger as it may be overcompensating for the weaker leg.
By adding in unilateral movements, like the TRX reverse lunge, you can ensure both legs are getting stronger.
This is important not only improve balance and core strength, they also target the muscles in the legs, including the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes.
Watch the TRX Reverse Lunge: exercise demonstration video.
To get started:
A typical set of TRX reverse lunges could be programmed into your workout as follows:
To improve your core strength, check out our Total Body TRX Training Workout video. Give it a try!
You can pick up the full TRX Suspension Training system here.
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