30 minute beginner ab workout with TRX at home

Here's everything you need to try our 30 minute beginner ab workout with TRX at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

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In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • TRX Mountain Climbers
  • Circuit 2
  • TRX Fall-Outs
  • Bear Crawl Hold
  • Walk Outs

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

TRX Mountain Climbers

Complete 20 repetitions

TRX mountain climbers are one of the most effective anterior core (abdominal) exercises you can do with a TRX. If your thinking about using your TRX to increase your core strength then this exercise is a good option.

Benefits of TRX Mountain Climbers

The primary benefit of the TRX mountain climber is increase both strength and endurance in the anterior core. As the feet are in the TRX and not in a fixed position is requires a lot more stability than a traditional mountain climber. This exercise can also create adaptations in the upper body through remaining in the top of press up position for extended periods of time.

How To Do TRX Mountain Climbers

  1. Place the feet into the TRX with both the knees and the hands on the floor, then crawl forward so your in the top of press up position with the legs straight and arms straight.
  2. With the upper body remaining in a fixed position, slowly move one foot toward the chest, then move the same leg back to the starting position and bring the other knee to the chest, then alternate between the two for the prescribed number of repetition.

Coaching Tips For TRX Mountain Climbers

Follow these cues to perform TRX Mountain Climbers correctly:

  • Slowly bring the knee towards the elbow
  • Keep elbows locked
  • Move fluidly but not with speed, keeping the hips and shoulders inline.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

TRX Fall-Outs

Complete 8 repetitions

Coaching Tips For TRX Fall-Outs

Follow these cues to perform TRX Fall-Outs correctly:

  • Slowly press your hands overhead, resisting the extension of the lower back.

Bear Crawl Hold

Complete 25 seconds

The bear crawl hold is an excellent anterior core and also full body exercise. Using the exercise to develop the core musculature can be excellent for both the general public and athletic populations.

Benefits of Bear Crawl Hold

The primary benefit of the bear crawl hold is its development of the muscle in the anterior core. While secondarily it can help to develop upper body strength or endurance depending on the individual who is performing it.

How To Do Bear Crawl Hold

  1. Start with the hands, knees and toes on the floor, with the knees under the hips.
  2. Lift the hips so the knees are hovering just above the floor.
  3. Ensure the elbows are locked (arms are straight) and maintain the fixed position throughout the entire hold.

Coaching Tips For Bear Crawl Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bear Crawl Hold correctly:

  • Keep knees close to the floor, back straight and hips and shoulders in line
  • Keep the knees under the hips.

Walk Outs

Complete 4 repetitions

Coaching Tips For Walk Outs

Follow these cues to perform Walk Outs correctly:

  • Spend as much time as possible on one hand
  • Do not let the hips move from side to side.

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