I didn’t really think further about the TRX pendulum until yesterday when it hit me: Start with a half-pendulum. That is, only swing one leg out at a time. Add a brief isometric hold and we’ve got ourselves a great core exercise but one that is more accessible. It looks like this:
Raise your hand if you’ve seen people do pullups and thought “I wish I could do that”, but then you never tried it because you didn’t want to look like a weakling in front of all the other people in the gym (who probably would think “good for you for trying” but in our minds they would point and laugh).
You can use it for virtually any movement you would want to do in the gym. They are a particularly great option for inverted rows, rear foot elevated split squats, side plank variations, plank variations, leg curls, pushup variations, hip lifts.