How Suspension training improves your strength, flexibility and balance

In my home workouts – personal training or groups I do use the suspension trainer a lot for a variety of reasons. First of all because the suspension trainer is one of the most versatile pieces of exercise equipment on which all muscle groups can be trained in a functional and effective way, no matter what the fitness level of the user is. and it is so easy to set up and use. I always take it with me when I travel and I can get a great workout done from anywhere: On the playground, in the park, in front of the TV (if I want to) or even in the bedroom. The suspension trainer is absolutely FANTASTIC and here are some of GREAT news for you why should get on like RIGHT NOW.

TRX is short for total body resistance exercise and uses suspension training for a complete, full body workout. The TRX system was developed by a Navy Seal over 20 years ago (yes, a Navy Seal!!!!) Since then Personal Trainers and Fitness Coaches have gone crazy and explored even more ways to use the equipment for strength, flexibility and balance. You really have ENDLESS exercises – but the basics can be just GREAT.

Fitness is not about being better than someone else…  IT IS ABOUT BEING BETTER THAN YOU USED TO BE.
— Gordon Slanquit, Personal Trainer Association

How does the suspension trainer work?

It is all really easy to set up: on the door, a tree, a column or another support maybe a swing on the playground. I have set up mine on columns with a hook.
The Suspension training works by challenging your body in conditions of instability. This forces you to constantly engage your core to perform each exercise. It also helps improve your balance and overall strength.

You are suspended from an anchor point where bodyweight becomes your machine and gravity your resistance. Adjusting the level of difficulty per exercise is as easy as moving your hands or feet.

The basic movements that are use are: push, pull, plank, rotate, hinge, lunge and squat. All the exercises are build up around these 7 simple movements and you can even make them up by yourself if you want to.

As mentioned above, suspension training uses your body weight and movement that stimulates neuromuscular responses to body position changes. For example, using a body position facing the anchor point and lifting your body weight towards it, you are pulling your body up while engaging several muscle groups. Your core is engaged to balance the body while your back and biceps work to pull your body toward the anchor.

Your body is working hard incorporating strength, mobility, and balance during one dynamic movement. This means you are able to maximize neuromuscular response for better workout benefits.
So, without getting too deep into it – why don’t you try it?

Grab your suspension trainer right here on the page.

– Heck, why don’t you get a second suspension trainger to involve your best friend too?

All you need is:

  • Yourself (and your friend)
  • You suspensiontrainer
  • A tree/ door/ colum or the like
  • 15 – 30 mins (or more)

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