Awesome TRX Leg Exercises For Lower Body Toning!

If you’re looking to tone your lower body, give these TRX leg exercises a try!

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TRX straps aren’t just decorative parts of a gym, because they’re actually incredibly useful gym tools. The only caveat is that you need to know how to use them correctly!

In this blog we’ll be delving deeper into what TRX exercises are, step-by-step tips on how to do them, and how specific TRX leg exercises can help tone your lower body!

What Exactly Are TRX Exercises?

TRX straps, also known as suspension straps, are full-body exercise tools that allow you to conduct resistance training movements while utilizing your own bodyweight. 

We have a lot of TRX straps available at the Rising Legends gym, and we recommend them to our members because they’re incredibly versatile and are easy to modify for all fitness abilities!

Benefits of TRX Exercises

TRX exercises are great for when you’re looking to add variety to your workout routine, or when you’re just looking for a new challenge! Suspension straps are incredibly effective for everyone, because they help you to simultaneously focus on multiple muscle groups—which subsequently helps you improve the following:

  • Lower and upper-body strength
  • Balance and stability
  • Core strength
  • Coordination
  • Range of motion

TRX exercises are also beneficial in terms of boosting your workout confidence, and you’ll also be more easily able to focus on your form and overall movement patterns. These exercises are also great alternatives to traditional strength training, and the added resistance makes these exercises more physically demanding than many other bodyweight workouts.

There’s no denying how TRX workouts can strengthen your core and increase your overall muscle endurance, and below are some TRX leg exercises specifically oriented toward toning your lower body!

TRX Exercises For Toning Your Legs & Lower Body

Lower-body TRX workouts do wonders for strengthening and toning your glutes, hamstrings, calves, quads and other leg muscles.

Below are some TRX leg workouts to keep in mind for your routine!

Overhead Squats

Targeted muscles: glutes, quads, abs, hamstrings

How-to tips:

  • Extend your suspension straps to their full length.
  • Firmly grab the strap handles, lean back slightly from an upright position, and fully extend your arms while holding the handles over your head.
  • Squat down as if you’re going into chair pose, while keeping your back neutral and your arms overhead.
  • Push through your heels to return to your original, upright position.

Be sure to do about 15 reps per set with this exercise.

Assisted Hip Hinges

Targeted muscles: hip flexors, lower back, glutes, abs, shoulders

How-to tips:

  • Place your TRX straps around hip height.
  • Hold the handles out in front of you while standing upright, and make sure you’re hip-width apart with your feet.
  • Bend over your waist while extending a straight leg behind you. Push the handles out in front of you while maintaining a neutral back position.
  • Slowly return to your original upright position, and repeat the movement for at least 15 reps per set.

Squat Jumps

Targeted muscles: Calves, quads, glutes, biceps

How-to tips:

  • Set the straps to about chest height.
  • Firmly grasp the strap’s soft handle.
  • Lower down into a squat, while maintaining tension with the straps and keeping your elbows around a 90-degree angle.
  • Jump up as high as you can with an explosive movement, and land back into your squat position.

Be sure to do this exercise for at least 15 reps per set.

Hamstring Curls

Targeted muscles: Hamstrings, calves, abs, hip flexors, glutes, lower back

How-to tips:

  • Extend your straps fully.
  • Lie on your back while looping your heels through the strap handles. Keep your legs straight, and make sure your arms remain by your sides.
  • Take your hips off the floor, and extend our legs to effectively create a straight line between your shoulders and your feet.
  • Bend your knees while moving your heels in the direction of your hips, and make sure that your hips remain off the floor.
  • Re-extend your legs straight, and repeat the movement at least 15 reps per set.

Curtsy Lunges

Targeted muscles: Adductors, quads, glutes

How-to tips:

  • Set your straps to chest height.
  • Hold the handles while standing upright and keeping your elbows bent.
  • Step backwards while crossing one leg to the opposite side of your body.
  • As you’re crossing your leg, bend at the knees and hips and maintain a slightly forward lean while lowering your body.
  • Drive your hips up and forward as your return to your original standing position.

Be sure to do at least 10 reps per leg with each set, and complete your reps before switching legs.

Pistol Squats

Targeted muscles: hamstrings, glutes, quads, abs, shoulders

How-to tips:

  • Set your straps to chest height.
  • Keep your elbows bent and tucked by your sides while you hold the strap handles.
  • Lean back slightly as you extend one straight leg out in front of you, and maintain your balance on your standing leg.
  • Squat down on your standing leg and maintain a neutral back as you keep your raised leg off the ground.
  • Push through your standing leg to return to your initial, upright position.

Be sure to do at least eight reps per leg, and complete all reps before switching sides.

Reach Out To Rising Legends To Learn More About TRX Leg Exercises!

It’s important to remember that TRX exercises take time to get right, but if you remain patient and stay consistent, you’ll undoubtedly see your hard work pay off with incredible results.

Rising Legends is one of the top workout facilities based in Valley Cottage NY, and our team of personal trainers and fitness experts are here to help you perfect your form and get the most out of your workout routine.

We look forward to seeing you at the gym!

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