2Purpose: COMBAT Obesity Trends The percentage of children aged 6–11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in Similarly, the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to 18% over the same period.1, 2 (CDC)
3Purpose: COMBAT Obesity Trends Percentage of high school students who were obese*- selected U.S. states, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2011
4DEFINITION: TRX SUSPENSION TRAINING “A form of body weight resistance training that uses gravity to alter stability allowing the person to simultaneously build strength, balance, flexibility and core stability.”
53 principles of progression Vector Resistance PrincipleApplies mainly to all standing exercisesChanging your body position and moving your center of gravity outside your base of support to change the exercise resistancePendulum PrincipleApplies mainly to all ground-based exercisesMoving your body in a supine or prone position away or toward from the anchor point to work more or less against gravity, changing the exercise resistance
63 principles of progression Stability PrincipleRelationship between your center of gravity and base of supportStability is maximized with large base of support and the center of gravity is positioned in the middle of that baseTRX offers OVER 300 EXERCISES!
7“Research-based exercises to aid MVPA!” WHY TRX?“Research-based exercises to aid MVPA!”
8“Adaptable to meet all individual fitness levels!” WHY TRX?“Adaptable to meet all individual fitness levels!”
9“Portable for physical activity anywhere!” WHY TRX?“Portable for physical activity anywhere!”
10“Unique, creative, and fun!” WHY TRX?“Unique, creative, and fun!”
11“Functional for everyday living!” WHY TRX?“Functional for everyday living!”Improves POSTURE/FLEXIBILITY after hours of sitting during class time, and heavy backpack use!
12WHY TRX? “Accessible to entire school community!” TEACHERS use of TRX during free time!
13WHY TRX? “Cost-effective equipment and set-up!” GREEN-FRIENDLY fitness with TRX!
14NASPETRXTRX complements all 5 NASPE Standards to develop physically literate individuals!TRX enhances the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity!TRX was recently featured on the cover of Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators!
15How TRX?A true FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT modality of exercise simultaneously incorporating strength, balance, flexibility and core stability that compliments life and sport!EDUCATION of the basic principles and applied science behind body weight resistance training using TRX Suspension Training!
16HOW TRX?A FUN way to improve and maintain a healthful level of physical fitness!A REALISTIC tool, education and programming to promote long-term health and wellness benefits!
17NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 1 – The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills andmovement patterns.TRX Complement 1 – True functional exercisethat improves the way we move during daily life, basedupon our six fundamental movements (i.e. push, pull,squat, lunge, step, rotate). TRX also maximizes corefunction by altering the body’s stability during exercise.
18NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 2 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies andtactics related to movement and performance.TRX Complement 2 – TRX is a modality of strengthtraining that increases understanding of the basicfundamentals of strength training (i.e. increasingperformance, strength, and decreasing injury).
19NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 3 – The physically literate individual applies knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain ahealth-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.TRX Complement 3 –TRX is adaptable for allfitness levels, and through setting individual goals it allowsparticipants to achieve a health-enhanced level of fitness.
20NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 4 – The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior thatrespects self and others.TRX Complement 4 – TRX provides an safe environmentthat promotes students to exercise at their own appropriateintensity level. TRX programming allows students toparticipate in group activity and encourage one another’sperformance.
21NASPE TRX NASPE Standard 5 – The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoy-ment, challenge, self-expression and/or socialinteraction.TRX Complement 5 – TRX programming is adaptablefor students of all fitness levels producing an increase ofself-efficacy, social interaction and encourages anindependent, physically active and healthy lifestyle.
22IMPLEMENTING TRX TRX School Curriculum (K-12) includes… Breakdown of how TRX complements NASPETRX exercises that correlate to the specific standards-based outcome benchmarks assigned to every gradeBlock plans for every grade accompanied by example lesson plans for different grade levels
23IMPLEMENTING TRX TRX School Curriculum (K-12) includes… Glossary of terms and definitionsA complete photo library for all exercises and grade specific introductionsScalable high school workout models focusing on the FITT principle specifically tailored towards strength, conditioning (CV), flexibility and HIIT
24Applying TRX Working under conditions… We understand that applying TRX will be an addition to one’s regular curriculum. The intention is to offer a systematic approach to implement TRX into the P.E. classroom while minimizing stress and maximizing effectiveness.TRX programming is not intended to take a full class period, but rather be implemented in sections taking as little as 10 minutes of class time.
25WRSD TRX Wachusett Regional School District (MA) Largest regional (land area) district in state5 towns, 13 schools total (K-12)2010 Carol M. White PEP Award WinnerFitness- based goals to maximize MVPA, fitness levels (FitnessGram), and student engagementTeachers were highly interested in TRX product to improve strength and conditioning
26WRSD TRX Each school purchased/received… 16 TRX Suspension Trainers4 TRX Multi-Mounts with installation2 TRX Professional TrainingsKrystal Say (Senior Instructor, TRX)Teachers were highly impressed with trainings!Krystal Say hired spring 2013 to write/oversee TRX School Curriculum (K-12)!
27WRSD TRXPilot Year…Curriculum distributed with training on Sept. 18Follow-up training during full professional development date on Nov. 12On-going consulting and support via Krystal!Current TRX Teaching Methods & ProgrammingStation-based model, video analysis, AppleTV- appsCore activity, warm-up, before/after school clubs
30Technology: HD Projector, iPad2, iMovie App! EXAMPLES TRXTechnology: HD Projector, iPad2, iMovie App!
31Thank you! Dr. Joella Mehrhof Dr. Robert Fitzpatrick Professor & Advisor, Emporia State UniversityOn-going support and inspiration during graduate program, and PEP Grant ( )Dr. Robert FitzpatrickProfessor, Emporia State UniversityProfessional consultant/partner during WRSD curriculum development (K-12)