6 MUSCLE-BUILDING TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING EXERCISES FOR INCREASING MUSCLE MASS
It’s not uncommon for bodybuilders to glance at the straps of the TRX Suspension Trainer and wonder, “How can these floppy pieces of nylon webbing possibly help me add muscle mass?”
The answer, of course, is grounded in the science of how muscle is actually built. When a significant load is applied to the muscles, a chain of reactions occur, including muscle damage and altered hormonal balance, that leads to an increase in thickness and number of myofibrils (i.e., hypertrophy). The key is that the load placed on the muscles must be significant enough to require the muscles to adapt.
Which brings us back to the question about the TRX Suspension Trainer: Can it provide a great enough load to actually build muscle? Here’s what the research says: