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TRX Home 2 System Review

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TRX Home 2 Suspension Trainer Review - All Core all the time

Anchors

Locking, 1,300-lbs.-tested carabiner

Ease of Use

Workout anywhere - home or outdoors

Handles

Adjustable foot cradles for diverse workouts

Pulley System

Barrel lock adjusters for quick transitions

Value for money

One Year Free App Access

Pro's

  • Light, portable and versatile equipment
  • Suitable for most fitness levels
  • Provides a full body workout 
  • Free one- year subscription to the mobile app
  • All inclusive package
  • 5 year warranty

Con's

  • Quite technical equipment so can cause injury if not used correctly
  • Most exercise require balance and stability that can reduce your power and strength 
  • Not ideal for newbies to training 

Summary: The all-in-one, total-body workout system you can set up in less than 60 seconds at home or anywhere you go. Get stronger, build muscle, lose weight and improve flexibility fast – no weights required. The beauty of the TRX is the instability of the straps, which challenges your core muscles. It also comes with a year subscription to the TRX app so you can follow workout plans designed by the experts at TRX.

Summary: The TRX Home 2 System allows you to workout anytime, anywhere at home or outdoors. It is a great training option for you if want to develop more strength, endurance, and muscle mass. Also it effectively tightens your core  efficiently while improving your balance and flexibility. Explore and find a wide range of workouts to achieve your fitness goals. Actually I guarantee you will never tire of using your TRX Home 2 System Suspension Trainer!

TRX Home 2 System Review
  • Benefits & features
  • alternatives & final verdict

TRX are now established as the market leader for high quality suspension trainers. They launched their first suspension trainer in 2005 and since then have been developing and innovating their product line. Due to their success and the growing health and fitness industry there are know a few alternatives available 

Alternative #1: Lifeline Jungle Gym XT

Lifeline jungle gym XT is designed for beginners and professional athletes who wish to work out their upper, lower, and core muscles. The suspension trainer is portable, and it is constructed from sturdy materials to withstand regular use. Lifeline Jungle Gym XT comes in a pack containing the duo- link connection strap, strap- end adjusters, a poster, anchors, and a workout download.

Main difference to TRX Pro suspension trainer: The TRX Home 2 is a single anchor system while the LifelineUSA is dual anchor. The main  advantage of a dual anchor system is that you can do more strength exercises. These would be full bodyweight suspension exercises that you may do on gymnastic rings. Single anchors are quicker and easier to adjust the strap length. Thus making them more ideal for circuit based workouts where your rest periods are shorter or nonexistent. You can use any suspension system for both types of workouts. But dual anchor systems hold an advantage when it comes to raw strength training compared to while single anchor systems.

Pros of Lifeline Jungle Gym XT

  1. Plastic handles are easier to clean than foam TRX handles 
  2. Dual attachments points allows you greater flexibility to change width for different effects or to spread the weight load. 
  3. Price is a lot less than the TRX

Cons vs TRX Pro

  1. Harder to flip around without removing feet (push to pull exercise) if you superset your workout
  2. Handles don't feel as secure and can be dissembled easily
  3. Quite bulky and less portable

Alternative #2: Ultimate Body press Resistance trainer

The Ultimate Body Press' resistance trainer has some outstanding features. The construction includes commercial grade handles and straps. The buckles and carabiner are great for surviving the wear and tear for regular use. Finally the universal anchors fit in most places and the flat handles ensure excellent comfort. It is ideal for beginners and pros.

The Ultimate Body press resistance is a cheaper alternative to the TRX pro but it still is a high quality product. It is well built and many customers were surprised by the durability.

Pros of Ultimate Body press 

  1. Good quality straps, strong and durable
  2. The handles are soft enough but don't feel cheap.
  3. Comes with a little carry bag and a quick guide on how to setup and use. It also includes basic exercises and workouts.

Cons vs TRX Pro

  1. Having 2 completely seperate straps causes a couple of issues. You waste a lot of time trying to match the straps so they are even. The TRX auto-evens itself out by allowing the straps to adjust.
  2. You need different setup for different exercises which can break the routine. Not ideal for circuit training type workouts.

Final Verdict: TRX Home 2 suspension trainer

After using the TRX Home 2 my final verdict is that it is an excellent product. It is a great place to start if you are looking to create a home gym. Suspension trainers are versatile and when used correctly offer more variety than any other fitness equipment. The TRX Home 2 package includes everything you need to start training. There is information and instructions on setting up the equipment and tips and workouts for beginners. 

The TRX Home 2 suspension trainer is versatile so you can customise your workouts. It is an effective suspension trainer for building greater flexibility, mobility and stability. All core all of the time: Stabilizing your body weight with TRX Suspension Training constantly challenges your core while engaging a broad range of muscle groups all at once, including your heart. The construction is extremely sturdy, featuring upgraded webbing and adjusters. New adjustable foot cradles, handles and paddles, provide a more versatile and comfortable experience.

This suspension trainer is unique from its competitors, coming with a free one year subscription to the mobile app. The app is more than a video library of exercises. It delivers personalised workout plans and real-time verbal feedback based on biometric data. You also have peace of mind with a five-year replacement warranty.