Suspension Training and its benefits
In this blog we will be talking about suspension training and its benefits.
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Suspension training is a form of resistance training where a bit pf equipment is used called a suspension trainer or suspension strap. A lot of people know it by a TRX which is actually the brand name.
It was said they they where originally designed for the navy seals in the US Military, so they could perform their usual exercises to maintain stamina and fitness wherever they where.
Suspension training is based around bodyweight exercises in which a variety of multi-planar, compound exercise movements can be performed while using the suspension trainer or straps. This therefore allows you to work against your own bodyweight at a greater or lesser intensity.
These are done with the aim of developing strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously. Therefore develops physical strength while using functional movements and dynamic positions.
For those of you that are not familiar with what a suspension strap is, it is basically a really long and thin strap that is hung from an anchor point at the middle part of the strap with stirrups or grips at either side. They also have buckles on each end of the straps to adjust the length. You could hang them from doors, trees, monkey bars, frames and high fences. Suspension trainers or straps are typically made out of nylon webbing, plastic or metal buckles with foam covered PVC handles.
Here at Hone Gym, we are very focused on suspension training and its benefits, so we always incorporate suspension strap exercises into our workouts. You can perform some well known household exercises into your session. One of our favourite compound exercises that you can use a suspension strap for is the row.
There are also several ways to make the exercise more difficult. One of them being to perform it with a single arm.
We have a vast exercise library for the use of suspension straps, so feel free to check out the exercises for free.
There are also other ways to make the exercise you are performing more difficult by narrowing your stance, elevating your heels and executing the exercise on one leg. This means that you will be engaging your core more, therefore making it more difficult.
As well as this you can also make the exercise more difficult or easier by being closer or further away from the anchor point.
We spend more time discussing this in our 12 week program, so if you fancy transforming your body appearance or looking for something different then give it a go.