TRX was absolutely foreign to me in the beginning of this year. I had no idea what it was, not to mention what you do with it. Well, well, well. My studio, Marin Power Yoga, made the BEST decision about 9 months ago to invest in TRX and add this amazing workout into our class schedule. It is a perfect complement to yoga because all the TRX exercises work on strengthening your core for poses like side planks or planks, plus strengthening your upper body and arms for chaturangas, inversions and arm balances, and of course your lower body and feet get stronger for warriors and balances. Total body workout!!! I completely credit my press handstand improvements to my dedicated TRX practice!
If you want to know more about TRX, here’s an old post I wrote when we first tried out Suspension Based Training using some test-run straps.
Of course with my dance and choreography background, I had to create a TRX routine set to music. Of course. This routine is NO JOKE. My arms and abs were burning and I really could not go any lower on those push ups… I had this grand idea of getting all my “girls” at the studio to learn the routine and do it with me. It worked out ok for the first half, but as you’ll see in the videos below… it is NOT EASY. We were dropping like flies. Haha!!! But nothing wrong with that – it’s all about the progress, the determination, the effort!
Ready to learn it? If you do memorize it and attempt the routine, please tag me @gracelingyu on Instagram or give credit to my website in your description. Thank you! Here are my choreography notes using the You Tube video times:
Me and My Girls by Selena Gomez – TRX Core Routine
32cts, 4×8, 0:00-0:14: Intro – Feet into the straps. GET PUMPED UP!!!
RIGHT SIDE LEADS
16cts, 2×8, 0:14-0:22: Down Down Up Up lowering to forearms and back up to hands, 4x. On the last one, keep the L forearm down, and R hand down (funky plank).
16cts, 2×8, 0:22-0:29: Funky Knee Tucks Both knees tuck to the R elbow, 4x.
8cts, 1×8, 0:29-0:33: Set up Forearm Side Plank by moving R foot behind L foot and lift up R hand behind head.
16cts, 2×8, 0:33-0:42: Forearm Side Plank Oblique Crunch R elbow crunches down to meet bent L knee, 4x.
8cts, 1×8, 0:42-0:46: Transition to Knees to Floor, 5x Quick Claps and hit the floor for the Chorus.
32cts, 4×8, 0:46-1:01: 8x Mountain Climbers, 4x Alternating Pendulum Tucks, 2 sets
32cts, 4×8, 1:01-1:17: 4x Atomic Push Ups, 3x Atomic Pike, Hold Plank to Reset
REPEAT ALL ON LEFT SIDE 1:17-2:20
32cts, 4×8, 2:20-2:36: 4x Frog Tucks In and Out, 4x Frog Tucks Out and In
32cts, 4×8, 2:36-2:51: Locust Pose 4 Pulses Each: Arms Back, Arms Side, Arms Front, Push back to Plank
32cts, 4×8, 2:51-3:07: Spiderman Push Ups 8x Alternating
32cts, 4×8, 3:07-3:24: 4x Plank Jumping Jacks, 2x Wide Knee Tucks to Triceps, 2 sets
End in Crow Pose, releasing the straps from your feet!!!
Below are 2 videos for you to learn the routine. The first one is my initial attempt at testing out the routine and to see if it was difficult (YES.), and the second one is when I got together with some of my girls, Wendy, Araceli, and Laine! #thestruggleisreal!!! Alright, leave a comment below if you try it out!!!