TRX band workouts are fun and challenging. The equipment may not look much but it is an extremely versatile tool for hitting all muscle groups. What’s more, it is suitable for fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you are a sedentary office worker beginning your exercise routine or an elite athlete trying to find new stimuli, the TRX band can work for you. You will just need to tailor your workouts to your unique requirements. It is easy to vary the difficulty level with TRX band workouts. Just take note of your body angle, base width, and muscle use.
TRX bands are lightweight so where do you get the resistance? Answer: your own bodyweight. This is the same principle use for calisthenics such as pushups, pull-ups, and squats. You depend on your weight for load which is more than sufficient for most people. In fact, few are able to use the full weight for things like bicep curls and rows. You will need to modify the load by forming an angle with your body with respect to the ground. The more horizontal you are, the greater the load. The more vertical you are, the less you will need to contend with.
Part of the challenge of TRX workouts is the inherent instability of the system. After all, you are only connected to a single anchor point on a door, a tree, an X-mount, or a beam. If you put your feet together, then you will have only one additional point on the ground to stabilize everything. You will need to engage your core and get your supporting muscles to keep your steady as you move. If this feels too difficult, then you may widen your stance by increasing the distance between your feet. This will result in a wider and more stable base.
Another way to challenge yourself is to shift from double arm movements to single arm movements. For example, if using both arms simultaneously to pull yourself up is too easy then do it with one arm. Not only will this increase the load, it will also isolate the muscles of each arm to make sure that they are working as intended. You can check the relative strengths of both sides and try to balance them out. Work more on the weak arm or leg until they are roughly equal in strength.