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Shape Up For Bikini Season With This TRX Workout

Apr 9 2014 - 1:28pm

With bikini season fast approaching, time is of the essence. That's why multitasking moves that work your entire body are great for toning and burning calories without a lot of time. By combining strength and flexibility training with cardio, TRX suspension training [1] may be just what you need to slim down fast.

TRX founder Randy Hetrick shared his five favorite shape-up moves (and even demonstrated them for us!). These moves will work your entire body, but Randy also recommends adding upper-body work with TRX rows or chest presses to create more shoulder and arm definition (watch our video on how to do TRX rows, bicep curls, and chest presses here [2]). "If you do 30 minutes, four times a week, you're looking good and burning tons of calories," Randy says. Many gyms have TRX straps that you can use; learn our TRX beginner tips here [3], then get the body-sculpting moves below.

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TRX Burpee

The TRX burpee is what Randy calls his "desert-island move"; it's a dynamic total-body move that is done quickly for major cardio.

Keep scrolling for more of the move.

Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Burpee (Continued)

Keep scrolling for more of the move. Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Burpee (Continued)

Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Crunch

Both the crunch and the pike (below) are great for targeting your abs. "It's hard to find a better belly flattener or core strengthener than these," Randy says.

Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Pike

For something a little different than the crunch that works similar muscles, try the pike instead:

Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Hamstring Curl

The hamstring curl targets all major lower-body muscle groups. Add on a hip press (see the next photo) for a more difficult move.

Photo: Leta Shy

TRX Hip Press

Add an extra step to your hamstring curl to work your butt even more. See the previous photo for illustrations on how to do the first three steps of this move:

Photo: Leta Shy

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