Designed to meet the needs of combat sport athletes and physical therapists, Rip Training variable resistance exercise is a multi-faceted approach to strength and cardiovascular conditioning that challenges clients in all three planes of motion throughout their workout.

Whether your clients need to carry groceries or train for the UFC, they can benefit from a TRX Rip training session.

Pete Holman, strength and conditioning coach and former captain for the US National Taekwondo team and expert in functional fitness created the Rip Trainer when he was training an athlete for the X-Games in Aspen.

“I realised my client had to have tremendous core strength, he had to have good balance and then he had to have endurance for his sport. And I wanted him to hold onto something that was a handlebar, similar to a snowmobile,” Holman said.

One night, while looking up at his closet, Holman realised that the closet rod would make a perfect handle. He ripped the bar from the closet, attached a sport cord to one end and the TRX Rip Trainer was born.

How does it work for clients?

Clip the Rip Trainer around an anchor point, such as a doorway or pole, and hold onto the bar. Step away from the anchor point to increase the resistance and make the exercises harder, or step closer to the anchor point to modify. You can move fluidly in 360-degree space, squat, press and pull to perform thousands of different exercises.

While tennis legend Martina Navratilova and professional golfer Phil Michelson use the Rip Trainer, it’s not just for the pros. The TRX Rip is also ideal for anyone recovering from an injury. Personal trainer Rachel Clarke said she uses the Rip Trainer to help her 70-year-old client get his golf swing back.

Clarke said she also loves the Rip Trainer for helping new mothers like her regain core strength and stability.

“I came back from having twins and getting my core back. For women who are coming back from having children, it’s a great thing for core,” Clarke said.

With the cord attached to one end of the bar, resistance is asymmetrically loaded, engaging the abdominals with every move. Plus, the weight load continuously changes, which requires constant balance work. The design also allows for rotational workouts that help anyone perform both athletic and everyday tasks.

TRX Rip at PT Academy

Personal Training Academy’s TRX Rip Training Course (TRX RTC) provides Personal Trainers the tools and techniques to safely train with the TRX Rip Trainer,  PTA’s TRX Group Rip Course (TRX GRTC) course provides PTs the tools to effectively teach group classes using the TRX Rip Trainer.

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Both CEC courses also delves into the science behind the TRX Rip Trainer and you’ll build a library of exercises you can use with clients.

Personal Training Academy is the sole official education partner for TRX in Australia.

Both of PTA’s Rip Training courses include:

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  • One day, 8-hour course
  • 7 CEC points
  • $305 early bird/ $315 regular.  Early bird is valid until 14 days from course date.


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