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TRX Rip Trainer + Indo Board Gigante Cushion 

The New TRX Rip Trainer is a great tool for training the entire body for dynamic rotational movements and metabolic conditioning.  I’ve had a lot of fun playing around with the Rip Trainer and the Indo Board using the Indo Gigante’ Cushion.  I find it very useful and relevant to training for stand up paddle surfing.  The unstable movement of the Indo Board is very similar to standing on a stand up paddle board, and the torsional strain of the Rip Trainer is very similar to the work you do with a paddle in the water.  It is a great way to train for your paddling when you can’t get to the water. 

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I love the work you are doing and how creative you are with the workouts. I do have one suggestion... anchor the rip trainer behind you instead of in the front. Let me explain... in real water the most tension is when you set the paddle in the water in front of you (the catch). The tension lessons as you pull your body toward the paddle in the water and then you pull the paddle out when your feet reach the paddle. So the work goes from hard to easy.

Anchoring from the front, like you have done in your demonstration, reverses this. Pulling the rip trainer is easy in front and only builds tension as you reach your feet and then you pull beyond your feet. You would never do this in real paddling so this is actually teaching your body poor habits.

Simple fix that will help mirror actual standup paddling better. Hope that makes sense and good luck.

July 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWes

If you anchor the rip trainer behind you, then you would be pushing the rip trainer, not pulling. I think you need to take a closer look at the anchor set up and try it for yourself. It is actually THE most realistic life-like simulation I have ever seen.

August 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterJon Ham

The TRX is more than just the most versatile piece of exercise equipment , it’s a complete training system.

Hi Jon, thank you so much for this post. I am competing in my first SUP race at the end of the month and have been looking for ways to train out of the water in addition to running and yoga. This set up is perfect.

Can you tell me what video camera or system you used to film this segment? I am looking to post free yoga sessions for a non-profit I am forming.

Thanks again!

October 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessicaElleBarber

Hi Jessica, good luck with your SUP race! Which one are you doing?
I've been using my Canon 60d for video. It is a more advanced way of doing video, but it is worth it once you get the hang of it.

October 17, 2011 | Registered CommenterJon Ham

Canguelo, master to its man of the videos! it could either do the more oriented training TRX please?

November 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertheskpd

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