TRX Rip Trainer Review

As many of you know, I find the TRX to be a highly valuable piece of training equipment for various reasons. While I won’t rush and put every client on it and while it won’t replace certain movement in my program, I feel that it is an invaluable asset for any strength and conditioning program. But what about the TRX Rip Trainer?

TRX Rip Trainer Review

The primary purpose of the TRX rip trainer is to allow athletes to train in the transverse plane. That being when rotation and movement are required at the same time. Some sporting examples of the transverse plane being:

A slap shot in hockey

Throwing a baseball or football

Swinging a golf club or tennis racket.

Essentially, most movement in sports takes place when the leg are planted and the body has to stabilize and adjust to a different area.

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Traditionally, most transverse plane training has occurred with various forms of cable chops utilizing different handles in standing, kneeling and half kneeling position. The TRX rip trainer aims to introduce a new method.

TRX Rip Trainer Review: What Does It Do?

The design, minimizing a cable with constant tension and a bar attachment, exerts a backward pull while the bar is pushed forward. The attempt is to disengage the core. While the primary goal of the core muscles are to prevent movement, the TRX rip trainer causes those small, internal muscles to turn on to prevent the rotation.

From there you can make the movement more specific to your goals by adjusting your hand width and position. This provides various different levels of tension while creating movement.

TRX Rip Trainer Review: What Does Jimmy Think?

I’d use it. I’m not just saying that. I’d use it in isolated environments where I need to create movement while getting those core muscles to fire. It goes into my core training toolbox and it DOES NOT become the only thing I do. The new gadget is promising and I feel that adding a few movements per week of it to your clients programs will be helpful or if you just want to change up your core training.

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