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July 26, 2006

TRX Bodyweight Fitness System — 'Born in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams'

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John Briley wrote about this new workout tool in his "The Moving Crew" feature in yesterday's Washington Post.

He happened on it during his visit earlier this month to the annual conference of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, where, he wrote, "I found mostly old-fangled equipment dressed up to look fresh."

    Here's his take on the TRX system:

    Perhaps my favorite, due to its simplicity and relative affordability ($120), was a set of adjustable nylon straps -- designed to be attached to almost anything sturdy (tree, door, ceiling joist, NSCA master trainer, etc.) -- that allow people to do more than 250 exercises using only the straps and their own body weight. The system weighs less than two pounds and packs down to the size of a sneaker. The trick will be finding that sturdy anchor (www.fitnessanywhere.com).

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Looking at all the pictures and videos on the website, it suddenly dawned on me: the TRX folks have simply tricked out the nifty Doorknob Exerciser (below)

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I featured back in February.

More power — and speed, quickness, agility and huge piles of cash — to them, especially since the fancypants TRX iteration costs $119.95, a significant bump from the nicely-priced (7.99) Doorknob Exerciser.

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One of the rubber stretch cables I bought came with a flat piece of woven material with a block on the end. You close the door on it to hold it in position. I got tired of the cables and sustituted a rope for work similar to the TRX. Unless you're in love with every aspect of the TRX's adjustability and workout plan, a rope works just fine.

Posted by: mark | Dec 10, 2006 7:16:14 PM

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